health insurance premiums http://tspr.org en Illinois Lawmakers Pass Plan for Retirees to Pay Part of Premiums http://tspr.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-pass-plan-retirees-pay-part-premiums <p>The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that will require retired state employees to pay premiums on their health insurance.<br /><br />Governor Pat Quinn says he will sign the bill into law.<br /><br />The state says 90% of retired state and university employees don&#39;t pay any premiums for their health insurance. That is estimated to cost at least $800 million this year.<br /><br />Supporters of the legislation says it preserves access to health care for retirees. Otherwise, co-payments would rise and coverage might be reduced.<br /> Fri, 11 May 2012 11:15:13 +0000 James Lenz 14932 at http://tspr.org Illinois Lawmakers Pass Plan for Retirees to Pay Part of Premiums