AGE DISCRIMINATION O.K. WITH EEOC
Using the term "reasonable exemptions", EEOC ruled employers can cut health benefits for retirees over 65. The reasons the EEOC uses is retirees 65 and older may be eligible for Medicare. EEOC's new regulations allows employees to create two classes of retires: (1) those over 65, and (2) those under 65. And to provide limited benefits or none at all to those over 65.
The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld this ruling, and the case is now awaiting Supreme Court Review.
Spouses and dependents can also get cut or eliminated from benefits. The point we are all working toward may have just moved.