Retired cops suing White Plains to keep health benefits

Former White Plains police officers are suing the city to protect their health benefits.

Contracts between the city and the Police Benevolent Association promise free lifetime health insurance for officers on the force. The city now plans on charging retirees 15 percent of their premiums.

City officials have said that charging for health insurance will save taxpayers money, but at least 128 former White Plains officers have signed on to this lawsuit, challenging the legality of the move.

The change is slated to take effect July 1.

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