New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department recently ruled 5-0 to uphold an earlier arbitration award involving health care coverage for Monroe Deputy Sheriff Association retirees.
Monroe County attempted to decrease health care benefits for retired sheriffs despite contract language that stated those benefits had to continue to be the same as what was provided to them as active employees.
The award includes providing health care coverage for dependent children of retired sheriffs until age 26. The county attempted to end their coverage at age 23.