6. Circ. Says retired cops nonetheless owe medical health insurance

Law360 (Jun 9, 2021, 5:18 p.m. EDT) – Kentucky’s state employee pension system shouldn’t have ripped away the health insurance of five former police officers who left the police force but were then employed by state agencies, the Sixth Circuit ruled jobs .

A divided three-person panel agreed on most of their opinions on Tuesday: The district court rightly found that Kentucky Retirement Systems violated its obligation to pay secondary health insurance for retired civil servants when it ended its coverage after the retired civil servants had come and said goodbye to new jobs.

Kentucky Retirement Systems is under an “inviolable contract” to provide free health insurance to retired officials, according to the …

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