Illinois Supreme Court Holds Health Insurance Premium Subsidies are “Benefit of Membership”

On July 3, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court published its decision in Kanerva v. Weems. In this consolidated appeal, the court held that Illinois’ provision of health insurance premium subsidies for retirees is a “benefit of membership” in a pension or retirement system, as that term is used in the Illinois Constitution, and therefore, the [...]