We are disappointed that the Firefighter Labor Union has sued the City of San Antonio today for the third time attempting to stop the dependent healthcare verification of fire personnel and their dependents. My responsibility is to ensure that any person receiving healthcare benefits from the City is qualified to receive such benefits funded by San Antonio taxpayers.
Dependent healthcare verifications are a nation-wide best practice of private and public employers and have already been completed for City civilian employees and police officers.
Annual dependent healthcare verifications were also recommended in February by the Retiree and Healthcare Benefits Task Force appointed by Mayor Castro and City Council last fall.
We fail to understand why the Firefighter Labor Union will not cooperate with the healthcare verification process. What do they have to hide?