Judgment No. 1186
1. THE TRIBUNAL ORDERS FURTHER SUBMISSIONS AS SET OUT IN CONSIDERATION 9.
2. THE APPLICATIONS TO INTERVENE ARE RECEIVABLE.
The complainants object to the abolition of free after-service health insurance cover. They contend that as serving officials they contributed to a health scheme that covered both their own medical expenses and those of former officials. The FAO's answer is that they never contributed to a health scheme that was intended to cover the expenses incurred both by serving and by retired officials. "The complainants are mistaken: as to medical insurance coverage their position before retirement was distinct from their position after it and amendments in the terms of their coverage after they had left had no retroactive effect on their earlier coverage."
further submissions; non-retroactivity; amendment to the rules; separation from service; insurance; illness; insurance benefit