State government retirees en Deal Reached On University Pensions <p>Even as the "We Are One" broad coalition of unions seeks to prevent any of the pension law from taking effect next month, a new agreement would prevent parts of it from being implemented.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It mostly affects university and community college employees nearing the end of their careers.</span></p><p>The deal, between the State Universities Annuitants Association and the attorney general, could put a stop to a surge of retirements at Illinois' public universities.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 05:49:03 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 24982 at Deal Reached On University Pensions Health Alliance Not Selected For State Retiree Coverage <p>The state of Illinois has removed Health Alliance from its list of retiree health contracts, as of January 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>Other carriers include Medicare Advantage plans with Aetna Life, Humana Health, Humana Benefit or United Healthcare.&nbsp; The change could, in some cases, force patients to change doctors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Health Alliance Spokeswoman Jane Hayes says the insurer submitted a competitive bid, and can&rsquo;t explain why it wasn&rsquo;t included.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:26:43 +0000 Jeff Bossert 10147 at Health Alliance Not Selected For State Retiree Coverage