City Needs To Communicate With Its Retired Employees

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thanks to watching the news on Tuesday night I found out the city was planning on changing insurance carriers for retired employees. I have been retired over four years and this change was a total surprise for me. There has been no letters or emails or phone calls from the city. This does not surprise me since I have been retired there is no support system or line of communications from any department at the city for their retirees.

I would like to know why there are two different carriers for the city, one for current employees and one for retired employees. This is the first time I have ever heard of the city doing this practice.  

United Health Care is the worse insurance according to national numbers and ratings and most medical professionals will tell you how bad it is after they tell you they don't accept it. The person who made this decision needs to explain why we are having to settle for a plan that is not accepted as our current BC/BS in the medical industry. If she thinks there is no difference between the carriers, just put all of the city on it as well as herself.

I ask for the city to start communicating with their retirees as well as their current employees. Leave our insurance alone. Lying Ron took away many of our benefits that we were promised when we started our careers and after 25 years of service we deserve the benefits that are due.

Sergeant Rick Mincy (Retired)
Chattanooga Police Department



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