SPRINGFIELD – Five retired state employees are suing over a new law that allows Illinois to begin charging some state retirees for health insurance.
The State Journal-Register reported that the retirees are members of the State Employees Retirement System who all put in at least 20 years of state service.
Such SERS members had been entitled to premium-free state health insurance.
But Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law last month that does away with that benefit.