The days of free health insurance premiums for state government retirees are coming to an end.
Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation ending the state subsidy for retiree health care coverage. Up until now, workers with 20 years or more of service did not have to pay a premium for their coverage.
Under the new law, that changes July 1st. But the amount of the premium has not been set… and must be worked out between the state and its labor unions.