Insurance benefits for early retirees causes stress to the Tucson system

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City employees have been enjoying having the government pick up the tab, but it is an expensive one. In Tucson, Arizona, as is the case in many cities across the country, when workers retire before the point that they are eligible for Medicare – at the age of 65 years – they are able to avoid the cost faced by most private sector employees, in which they would have to bear the cost of their own health insurance plans during the span between retirement and Medicare eligibility. Last year, the…

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