Dear Fellow Sergeant,
On May 31, 2023, the New York City Organization of Public Service Retirees filed their Third Legal Action, Petition and Complaint, requesting court intervention in addressing the legality of the NYC Office of Labor Relations’ (NYC-OLR) implementation and mandated participation of most Medicare qualified NYC retirees and their families in a new AETNA Medicare Advantage Plan.
On July 6, 2023, Judge Lyle E. Frank heard legal arguments from all involved parties.
Today, July 7, 2023, a decision found in favor of the NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees and ordered a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).
This decision STOPS all actions that advance the implementation and mandatory participation of all Medicare qualified participants into the new AETNA Medicare Advantage Program.
NYS-OLR is expected to file an appeal to the NYS Appeals Court, and it is likely that this action will not be heard until October 2023 at the earliest.
We will keep you posted on all future developments as they occur.