Boston’s municipal unions negotiated a change to health insurance in April 2011. The Boston city plan contains on immediate change, a 1.25% increase as of July 1.
The next change, the elimination of BCBS Master Medical, takes effect on January 1, 2012. Only retirees are currently eligible for that plan. A very good replacement plan, Blue Care Elect Preferred, is available to retirees, as will be the current BCBS Master Medical carve-outs.
In the fall, as we get closer to January 1, the BTU will hold seminars on the new plan, and we will give retirees ample information and lead time to make a decision. Read the entire new city plan here.