Some retired teachers might lose health insurance under Bevin’s budget, official says

FRANKFORT - Gov. Matt Bevin’s state budget proposal does not include any money for retired teachers’ health care, causing a “huge concern” for teachers under age 65 who have retired in recent years.

Following the pattern of past budgets, the state was expected to give $145 million over two years to help cover health insurance costs for teachers under age 65 who have retired since July 1, 2010. At age 65, teachers qualify for Medicare coverage.

“This will cause a huge concern for those folks under age 65 who have retired since 2010,” said Tim Abrams, executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

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