6th Circ. Says Retired Cops Were Still Owed Health Coverage

Law360 (June 9, 2021, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Kentucky's retirement system for state workers shouldn't have yanked health care coverage from five former police officers who retired from the force but then got jobs with state agencies, the Sixth Circuit ruled.

A split three-judge panel agreed Tuesday on most of their opinion: The district court was correct to hold that Kentucky Retirement Systems violated its obligation of paying retired officers' secondary health insurance when it pulled its coverage after the officers came out of retirement and took on new jobs.

Kentucky Retirement Systems is required under an "inviolable contract" to give retired officers free health insurance, according to the...

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