Breaking News: NYC MAPP will NOT take effect April 1

Following a court ruling, the city has announced that the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan will NOT go into effect April 1 as planned. Retirees will remain in their current health plan until further notice.

The NYC Office of Labor Relations has posted the following update on the NYC MAPP on its website:

  • The NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan is not being implemented on April 1, 2022.
  • Retirees do not need to opt out of the Medicare Advantage Plus Program in order to remain in Senior Care or their current plan on April 1.
  • All retirees will remain in their current plans until further notice. 
  • We will post updates for retirees as we have more information. 
  • For additional information, you can call the special Alliance call center at 1-833-325-1190, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • To visit the OLR website, click here.

The DC 37 Retirees Association issued the following statement:
“We are gratified by the court’s ruling today. We thank the New York City Organization of Public Service Retirees for their leadership on this case. The DC 37 Retirees Association helped expose the city/Municipal Labor Committee deal. We call on the mayor to let the verdict stand without appeal. Retirees will NOT accept cuts to our benefits. We will fight back!”