WALSH,T-JACOBS-DEMUZIO-GEO-KARIS AND LINK.
STATE EMP INSURANCE TEACHERS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Makes a
technical change in a Section concerning teacher's benefits.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds an immediate effective date.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 375/6.6
20 ILCS 405/405-22 new
30 ILCS 105/8g
40 ILCS 5/16-158 from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-158
30 ILCS 805/8.26 new
Deletes everything. Amends the State Employees Group Insurance
Act of 1971. Increases the contributions paid by active teachers and
the State toward the cost of health insurance for retired teachers and
their survivors. Requires employers to pay the active teacher
contributions and authorizes a corresponding reduction in salary.
Also imposes an employer contribution for retired teacher health
insurance purposes, beginning January 1, 2002. Puts a cap on
increases in premiums in FY 2003 and 2004. Provides that the Director
of CMS shall annually advise the Teachers' Retirement System of the
rate-setting methodology used to determine the amount of the health
care premiums. Terminates the health benefit program and repeals the
relevant Sections on July 1, 2004. Amends the State Finance Act to
provide for 3 transfers of $2,000,000 from GRF to the Teachers Health
Insurance Security Fund. Amends the Department of Central Management
Services Law to create a Teacher Health Insurance Funding Task Force.
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code.
Provides school districts with a credit against certain employer
pension contributions equal to the amounts paid for employer health
insurance contributions during the period January 1, 2002 through June
30, 2003. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation
without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0505
Last action date: DEC-20-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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