Health care premiums for State of Illinois and state university retirees will return to previous levels thanks to a preliminary injunction halting the implementation of a law that allowed the state to increase premiums unilaterally.
In light of the Supreme Court’s affirmation that retiree health benefits are protected by the state constitution, union attorneys are now seeking to have the law allowing for steep premium increases struck down immediately.
The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a forceful decision overturning a lower court’s dismissal of an AFSCME-backed lawsuit challenging cuts to retiree health care benefits. The court found that these benefits are protected by the state constitution.
A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge granted the request of the We Are One Illinois union coalition to delay implementation of the law that would cut pensions for active and retired SERS, SURS and TRS enrollees.
The We Are One Illinois union coalition has asked the Sangamon County Circuit Court to delay the implementation of SB 1, which makes sweeping changes to the pension benefits of SERS, SUR and TRS participants.
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