By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
The Alabama Education Association has won a lawsuit alleging that the Retirement System of Alabama PEEHIP Board met illegally and improperly raised state employees’ health insurance rates.
A Montgomery County Judge, Johnny Hardwick, issued the ruling Sunday in favor of the AEA. In the 13-page order, Hardwick agreed with the AEA’s allegation that the meeting — which ended in an increase in premiums and surcharges on spouses’ rates — was held outside of the purview of the Alabama Open Meetings Act, ruling the rate changes invalid.