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Retired public workers can count on promised benefits, court says

Posted Nov 22, 2011 by newspaper editor    2 Comment(s)  8 Likes Like Dislike

Health benefits for government retirees may not be eliminated if state and local governments had clearly promised workers those benefits, the California Supreme Court ruled in an Orange County case Monday.

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Open Enrollment runs Oct. 10 to Nov.4

Posted Oct 05, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

    The time for CalPERS members to make changes to their health plan or add eligible family members begins Oct. 10 and continues through Nov. 4. In mid-August, CalPERS Open Enrollment packets were mailed to eligible members. [Read More...]



CalPERS Board Adopts 2012 Health Benefits Rate Package

Posted Jun 16, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s Board of Administration on June 15 adopted a 2012 health care rate package with an overall annual premium increase of 4.1 percent for more than 1.3 million CalPERS members.

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Calif. senators differ on Social Security fixes

Posted Apr 12, 2011 by newspaper editor    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

When it comes to shaping the future of Social Security, Sen. Dianne Feinstein says "everything should be on the table," including gradually raising the retirement age.

Sen. Barbara Boxer takes a different view. She is co-sponsoring legislation that would require a two-thirds majority vote before Congress could proceed with any legislation that would reduce benefits, increase the retirement age or transition the program to private accounts.

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Sacramento area seniors told of possible budget cuts

Posted Apr 08, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento Bee

Published Friday, Apr. 08, 2011


Executives from the Area 4 Agency on Aging – which funnels more than $6 million in federal grants each year to a host of seniors' nutrition, health and social programs in a seven-county area including Sacramento – warned elder advocates this week to expect significant funding reductions to programs for older adults.

"We're entering the great unknown," said Area 4 Agency on Aging executive director Deanna Lea. "We need a disaster plan, just in case."

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