State judge blocks city plan to shift municipal retirees to Medicare Advantage plan


Around 250,000 retired municipal workers will get to keep their current health care plans rather than be forced onto the Medicare Advantage plan, as a Manhattan judge ruled in favor of the former city employees who have long fought against the move. 

While Mayor Eric Adams’ administration plans to appeal the Friday ruling, the news comes as a major victory for the retirees, along with their elderly or disabled dependents, who will continue receiving traditional Medicare, should the ruling stand.