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The Detroit News reports the changes announced Monday affect about 28,500 current and retired city workers. They go into effect Jan. 1.

Officials began sending notices last week to about 8,000 retirees under age 65 that Detroit is cutting their $605 per month retiree health insurance coverage and instead giving them a monthly $125 payment to use toward a private health insurance exchange plan.

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