Keeping County Health Insurance While Drawing State Pension Gets Jack Franks $150 a Month

Jack Franks

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported that former State Rep. Jack Franks began drawing his legislative pension of $,885.19 a month.

At age 55, retired legislators are allowed to start drawing their retirement benefits.

A second state retiree benefit is health insurance.

To save state tax dollars, retired folks are encouraged not to sign up for that health coverage.

Those who are willing to obtain their health insurance elsewhere get a check for $150 a month.

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks selected that option.


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Keeping County Health Insurance While Drawing State Pension Gets Jack Franks $150 a Month — 8 Comments

  1. Cal, I think there’s a typo in the first paragraph for the monthly pension figure.

  2. It should read $88,519 a month. Jack Franks is a Democrat.

  3. All county board members are eligible for health insurance. Some take it, some don’t.

  4. The state health insurance has become worthless because the state is such a slow pay that many doctors won’t take it, so the county health insurance is a much better deal.

  5. A double dip?

    Isn’t he a well off and employed lawyer?

  6. I predict that Nazi Punching Public Sector retirees, will become all the rage in Florida and Arizona retirement communities.

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