FRSOptions.info has just learned that HB 5701 has been dropped. The Health Insurance Subsidy benefit will not be lost!!!! This is great news. It seems your calls and letters have once again worked their magic! Congratulations!
It is possible it will be re-visited in the future, but for now it is safe. 250,000 retirees will keep this benefit!! The Health Insurance Subsidy is a benefit for Florida Retirement System members that provides up to $150 per month to offset the cost of health care in retirement.
While this is a short term victory, PLEASE keep those calls and letters going to your Representitives and Senators. It is your voices that have made, and will make a difference in whether your benefits are changed. You have been promised those benefits, and you deserve to keep those benefits!