retiree health care

6:30 am
Mon June 25, 2012

No clear timetable on state retiree health care changes

Illinois State Senator Pam Althoff, R-Crystal Lake

Retired state workers in Illinois will have to pay more for their health insurance. But it appears it won't be right away. The law signed last week aims to reduce retiree health-care costs. It ends the practice of the state covering the entire premium costs for those with at least 20 years of service.

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6:13 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Quinn signs off on state retirees paying for health care

Governor Pat Quinn

... but lawmakers push off a compromise on other pension reforms

Effective July 1, retired state and public university employees will be required to kick in more money for their health insurance, Gov. Pat Quinn's office announced early today.

But legislative leaders who met later today to pursue a compromise on paying retirement costs for downstate and suburban school districts pushed any decision back well beyond that date.

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7:04 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Public retirees, students, city officials get capitol attention

Three bills stand out among those receiving attention Wednesday in the Illinois Legislature.  One has to do with health-insurance costs for state retirees.  Another is in response to the comptroller scandal in Dixon.  The third seeks to end the scandal-plagued legislative scholarship program. 

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