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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Town may discontinue health insurance coverage under certain circumstances



Town may discontinue health insurance coverage under certain circumstances
Source: Informal Opinions of the State Comptroller, Op St Comp 80-105

The State Comptroller has issued an opinion indicating that a town may terminate the health insurance coverage of a retired town employee when the retiree becomes qualified for Medicare coverage benefits.

It appears that the views of the Comptroller would be limited to local governments which are not participating in the New State Employees’ Health Insurance Program as §167-a of the Civil Service Law controls with respect NYSHIP participating employers ins such situations.

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