The State of Illinois TRAIL Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment period is October 15 – November 15, 2014. Affected retirees should receive an information packet in the mail.
State retirees and survivors will no longer be required to pay a percentage of their annuity for health insurance premiums following a ruling by the Sangamon County Circuit Court.
Effective September 1, 2014, the percentage of annuity State of Illinois retirees and survivors pay for health insurance will revert to 1% or 2%.
The state Supreme Court ruled health insurance subsidies promised to retirees are protected by the state Constitution. The lawsuit now goes back to the lower court for further litigation.