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State Retirees, So Far, Don’t See Benefit from Supreme Court Ruling

State Retirees, So Far, Don’t See Benefit from Supreme Court Ruling

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Retired state workers aren’t seeing any immediate advantage from an Illinois Supreme Court ruling last week in their favor.

The court found that health insurance coverage is a constitutionally protected retirement benefit.

Retirees are continuing to see health insurance fees deducted from their pensions. The money is being held in a special account until the case is resolved.

The high court is sending the case back to Sangamon County Circuit Court where a judge will decide how to rule in light of the opinion. Retirees are challenging a 2012 law allowing the state to collect money from retirees for their state-subsidized health care.

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