NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s an update on New York City’s plan to launch a controversial health care plan for retirees.
In October, a judge temporarily stopped the plan, and the city revised the start date to the first quarter of next year.READ MORE: NYC Mourning NYPD Officers Wilbert Mora, Jason Rivera After Deadly Ambush In Harlem
Now, a judge has ruled the plan will not be able to take effect until April 1 at the earliest — that’s only if the city meets certain conditions.READ MORE: 5 Hurt, Dozens Displaced After Passaic Fire
Under the new plan, retired workers would be switched to the Medicare Advantage Plus, or they can opt out to keep their current insurance, but it would cost $200 more a month.
As the judge monitors the changes, retirees have until March 31 to opt out.MORE NEWS: Bald Eagle Spotted At Central Park Reservoir
“We are one step closer to offering this enhanced health plan to our retirees in the near future. We are pleased the Court has ruled the City can move forward with the plan under certain conditions. We are carefully reviewing the order,” the city’s law office said in a statement.