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City of Wakefield supports retiree medical coverage


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WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield city council voted Monday to support current city policy that allows qualifying city employees to receive medical insurance from the time they retire until age 65 or whenever Medicare coverage occurs.

The vote includes the caveat that the council will reevaluate its insurance coverage before the next union contract is set.

Under current policy, city employees may continue to receive insurance coverage for themselves (but not spouses) until they turn 65 or until Medicare coverage occurs, under the following terms:

—If they retire...