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Supreme Court Decisions
SUAA and NIUAA won two important Supreme Court cases that protect the benefits of all employees and retirees. On July 3, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in the case of Kanerva v. Weems that the State of Illinois could not require annuitants to pay two percent (2%) of their pensions to help cover the cost of health care premiums. On May 8, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the so-called Pension Reform Law (Public Act 98-0599) was unconstitutional because it reduced the benefits of current workers and retirees. For updated reports on legislation or to contribute to the Legal Fund visit the SUAA website.