Judge rules on GHI Senior Care copays
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lyle Frank on Jan. 11 issued a preliminary injunction against the city, EmblemHealth and GHI that temporarily bars them from charging any of the copayments in the GHI Senior Care plan that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.
In a Jan. 12 email, UFT President Michael Mulgrew and RTC Chair Tom Murphy informed retirees that they don’t need to pay those copays pending a final decision in the lawsuit or other court rulings. They advised the retirees that if their doctor’s office or medical provider still requires them to pay this copay because the doctor or medical provider is not yet aware of the court ruling, they should pay the copay and keep the receipt.
“If this preliminary injunction becomes a final ruling upheld on appeal, we will work to recoup every penny that our retirees have spent on these copays since they went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022,” wrote Mulgrew and Murphy.