State Workers May Have to Wait for Repayment of Annuities

Months could go by before state employees see any benefit from a court decision getting rid of a plan that would make the employees pay for a part of their health insurance.


The case stems from a 2012 law where retirees were expected to pay for a portion of their health insurance as a way to rein in the cost of the benefits on the taxpayers.


On July 1st of last year, employees covered under Medicare began paying 1% of their annuity and those not covered began paying 2%. Those costs actually doubled on July 1st of this year.


In a statement issued to university workers Monday, officials at the State Universities Retirement System said they would continue collecting the money pending a final resolution of the case.


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