Health Insurance

Police union sues city for changing insurance plans

The police union is suing the town to make changes to cops' medical health insurance plans without conferring with them, according to court papers.

The new PBA suit says the alterations will drive copays up to $150 for an emergency room visit if this was once just $50.

The union accuses the town of bypassing the mandated, one-on-one collective bargaining system and making the changes through a citywide group that is representative of municipal unions.

The new plan for municipal workers will amount to $3.4 billion in savings for the city, the suit says.

It is scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

A spokesman for that city Law Department said, “We will review the complaint.”