February 26, 2014
This responds to your inquiry (13-181) asking whether you may continue to receive health insurance benefits from your former employer to cover the gap in coverage before your new health benefits commence. You indicate that your former public sector employer will not appear before you. Accordingly, the Committee sees no ethical impropriety should you continue to receive health insurance benefits from your former employer for a short period of time until you begin to receive health insurance in your new position.
Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 04-137 which addresses this issue.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow, Assoc. Justice
Appellate Division, First Dept. (Ret.)