Health Care Benefits for Retired Public School Employees are not Protected by the Michigan Constitution

Health Care Benefits for Retired Public School Employees are not Protected by the Michigan Constitution

July 2005
Recently, the Michigan Supreme Court considered the question of whether retired public school employees can be required to pay more for their health care benefits. In a 5 to 2 decision, the Court held that the Michigan Constitution does not protect health care benefits provided to retired public school employees.