Change in medical benefits unpleasant surprise for retiree [Letter]

December 17, 2013

As a Howard County retired teacher [almost 30 years service] and on Medicare, I am disturbed that the Board of Education abruptly changed the medical benefits plan.

In the past my coverage has been excellent. Now, starting on Jan. 1, 2014, the coverage is changing and unclear. It doesn't seem to be written in print. From what I have read, it doesn't seem that Howard County General Hospital is available to me except in an emergency. What about the excellent coverage and reputation of Johns Hopkins Hospital?

No! This is not what I expected to face as a HC employee!

Ann Poltilove


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