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Record #: O2016-2589   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-152-171 regarding continued health insurance subsidy for certain retirees
Sponsors: Maldonado, Roberto, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Beale, Anthony, Cappleman, James, Pawar, Ameya, Zalewski, Michael R., Ervin, Jason C., Hopkins, Brian , Moreno, Proco Joe, Mitts, Emma, Harris, Michelle A., Solis, Daniel, Reboyras, Ariel, Sawyer, Roderick T., Napolitano, Anthony V., Sposato, Nicholas, Villegas, Gilbert, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Austin, Carrie M., Dowell, Pat, Arena, John, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Lopez, Raymond A., Moore, Joseph, Hairston, Leslie A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 152 Officers & Employees
Attachments: 1. O2016-2589.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

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April !,!. 2013 Aid. Roberto Maldonado, 26r" Ward Committee on Workforce Development and Audit Ordinance Requiring City to Cover S0% of S\/;HA8F Non-Mecica.i Retiree he^ithca:'^ Pian

 

 

 

 

 

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WHEREAS, For almost 50 years, the City of Chicago provided sriordab'ie i-.=slth c ^'e coverage for its retirees, but in 2013 the City announced it would imciarien: a 'm:-ec-yesr pn&: out of health care subsidies to almost all retirees; and

 

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WHEREAS, Retiree health insurance is a benefit that employees -2 which, once earned, should not be unilaterally taken away and, as a rsi -y' honor its obligations, this phase-out is currently being challenged In coli! ! and their widows; and

WHEREAS, Virtually every City of Chicago retiree has been harmed by the City's cuts to health insurance subsidies, which results in some retirees spending ever half i,. '.cdesi pensions on health care; and

WHEREAS, Certain retirees who are over 65 but are not eligible for Medicare because they were hired before March 31, 1986, when Medicare was extended to

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY Of CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Section 2-152-171 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby ane deleting the language stricken and inserting the language underscored, as follows.

2-152-171 Resews^-Continued health insurance subsidy for certain ret!"get.

The City shal! cover 80% of the health care expenses incur;;;! t; e~;ch r-.-Vi Employee Annuity and Benefit Fund annuitant aged 65 years or o!c' ^ ■■■vh Non-Medicare Eligible Retiree Healthcare Plan.

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WHEREAS, The median annua! pension for retirees in the Munici;: and Benefit Fund (MEABF) is between $27,000 and $30,000, and mtri ti. annuitants rely on the City for health insurance; and