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SB 1313 - Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees

Signed by Governor Pat Quinn
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (31-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that limits health care coverage for retired state employees, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Director of Central Management Services to determine, on an annual basis, the amount the state will contribute toward its basic program of group health benefits on behalf of annuitants, survivors, and retired employees (Sec. 5).
  • Requires annuitants, survivors or retired employees to be responsible for the remaining cost of their health care coverage (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the necessary contributions from annuitants, survivors and retired employees to be the same for all retirement systems (Sec. 5).
  • Specifies that contributions can be based on an annuitant, survivor or retired employee’s Medicare eligibility, but not on Social Security eligibility (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes the Director of Central Management Services to adopt the provisions of this bill as emergency rules to facilitate the maintenance of the group health benefits program (Secs. 1 & 5).
  • Specifies that emergency rules are necessary for the public interest, safety and welfare and can be effective for a period no longer than 150 days after which an agency can adopt an identical rule if it chooses (Sec. 1).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (74-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits health care coverage for retired state employees, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Director of Central Management Services to determine, on an annual basis, the amount the state will contribute toward its basic program of group health benefits on behalf of annuitants, survivors, and retired employees (Sec. 5).
  • Requires annuitants, survivors or retired employees to be responsible for the remaining cost of their health care coverage (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the necessary contributions from annuitants, survivors and retired employees to be the same for all retirement systems (Sec. 5).
  • Specifies that contributions can be based on an annuitant, survivor or retired employee’s Medicare eligibility, but not on Social Security eligibility (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes the Director of Central Management Services to adopt the provisions of this bill as emergency rules to facilitate the maintenance of the group health benefits program (Secs. 1 & 5).
  • Specifies that emergency rules are necessary for the public interest, safety and welfare and can be effective for a period no longer than 150 days after which an agency can adopt an identical rule if it chooses (Sec. 1).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-23) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees

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