Retirees

Retirees to health insurance committee: Thank you.

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A joint meeting of the House and Senate health committees only needed half the time it had allotted to listen to a proposal about changing state employee healthcare. Apparently mindful of the deluge of retirees who reacted angrily to news in 2022 that the state was moving retirees to a Medicare Advantage plan, the joint meeting planned to run from …

The special Medicfill plan for Delaware’s retirees has been extended another six months. (National Cancer Institute photo from Unsplash)

State retirees’ health plan extended to June, 2024

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Medicfill for Delaware’s retirees will remain in place until June 30, 2024, with rates to be determined in May, a key committee decided unanimously on Monday. The special plan covers retired state employees. The state’s controversial idea to move them into Medicare Advantage was stopped by suit last fall from a group called Retirees Investing in Social Equity Delaware. The …

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State benefits committee may extend retiree health plan again

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A state committee will vote April 24 on whether to once again extend retirees current health insurance for another six months. The State Employee Benefits Committee will vote on a recommendation from its retiree subcommittee about whether to extend the current plan, as it did in October amid an uproar over a planned change. The need for the plan to …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Oct. 23, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines No jail time for ‘deeply remorseful’ McGuiness Court halts state switch to Medicare Advantage How to vote in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election Did you receive your $300 tax rebate? 780,000 others did Red Clay board member accused of not living in district Culture …

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Court halts state switch to Medicare Advantage

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The state’s plan to transition state government retirees’ health insurance from original Medicare to a privately-managed Medicare Advantage plan has been temporarily blocked.  A Delaware Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered the state to halt implementation of the plan until the case is fully adjudicated.  The court will schedule a trial to make a final determination on the fate of …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Oct. 9, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Supreme Court strikes down vote-by-mail, same-day registration Transparency advocates: Update FOIA for 21st century Sportsmen object to Jennings’ backing of gun purchase code Culture Hagley’s ‘Nation of Inventors’ to open Saturday, finally It’s raining bonsai at Longwood Gardens Business Forward Journey: Helping young severely …

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State retirees protest Carney admin’s Medicare Advantage plan

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware state government retirees gathered in Wilmington Tuesday with a message for Gov. John Carney and his political appointees: “Keep your hands off our Medicare.” The crowd of mostly senior citizens planned to protest outside the Carvel State Office Building, where the governor, attorney general and New Castle County lawmakers have offices. Rain forced them indoors to the city and …

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State retirees sue to stop Medicare Advantage plan

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A group of Delaware state government retirees and pensioners has filed suit against two government officials tasked with implementing a change in their health insurance coverage. RISE Delaware, an organization formed after state officials announced a plan to transition retirees to a Medicare Advantage program, filed the lawsuit in the Delaware Superior Court. RISE hopes to stop the transition to …