March 23, 2020

Bulletin 15-20

Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions Update 

 

On March 19th at the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP) meeting, with your UFLAC leadership in attendance, the Pension Commission Board voted to increase the maximum retired sworn non-Medicare health subsidy by 5.5%. This vote will raise the unfrozen non-Medicare retiree subsidy from the current maximum of $1,820.29 per month to a maximum of $1,920.41 per month. The increase will become effective on July 1, 2020. 

Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC) Section 4.1154(e) states in part: 

“The Board is authorized to make discretionary changes, on an annual basis beginning in 2006, to the maximum monthly subsidy, so long as no increase exceeds the lesser of a 7% increase or the actuarial assumed rate for medical inflation for pre-65 health benefits established by the Board for the applicable fiscal year. 

Per the City Charter, retiree subsidy increases were previously tied to increases for active sworn employees or retired civilians. Because of delays in contract negotiations for active employees, the retiree subsidy increases were often years late, causing a hardship to many retirees. This Charter amendment (passed in March 2005) gave authority to the City Council and Mayor, via ordinance, to determine a more efficient way to provide timely retiree subsidies.” 

Your Union continues to work diligently on behalf of you and your family, fighting for your rights, and benefits you deserve. Please be safe out on the front lines. 

Executive Board 

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local #112