City Council Hearing on Admin Code 12-126

MEA encourages all members to register – as an individual – to testify on this important issue. There is greater strength in numbers! If you are unable to testify, you may also submit a written testimony.

MEA will be providing testimony on behalf of all 16,000 NYC managerial and confidential employees and MEA members.

Update: start time moved up to 9:30AM

Please be advised that the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor will hold a legislative hearing on Monday, January 9th, at 9:30AM in City Council Chambers, City Hall, New York, New York on Preconsidered Int. ____ (T2023-2780) In relation to health insurance coverage for city employees, city retirees, and their dependents.

The hearing is posted online HERE

If you are planning on testifying live in person or via video conferencing, please register in advance of the hearing at Each person who intends to testify live via Zoom should register separately. If you plan to testify in person, it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring twenty (20) copies double-sided of your written testimony to the hearing.

Written testimony may be submitted without registration by emailing it to or via the Council’s website at up to 72 hours after the close of the hearing.

The entrance to the hearing and restrooms at City Hall are fully accessible. For questions about accessibility or to request additional accommodations, please contact Nicole Benjamin or 212-482-5176 at least 72 hours before the hearing.