The State of Michigan is filing for leave to appeal with the Michigan Supreme court to try and overturn the Appeals Court ruling that ordered the State to return the 3 percent retirement healthcare contribution to employees. Legislation was passed that required employees to begin paying 3 percent of their salaries toward retiree health care. But on August 26, 2011 the Court of Appeals ruled that was unconstitutional. The state had 42 days to give the money back, or appeal. The money will remain in escrow until final disposition of the matter.
Public school employees, who also have been paying the 3 percent, are not affected.