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Reed's pension measure is scrapped

Posted Mar 14, 2014 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

  SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS -- Mayor Chuck Reed on Friday abandoned what was supposed to be his crowing [Read More...]





San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed tweaks public pension ballot proposal

Posted Nov 14, 2013 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  1 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento BeePublished Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has revised the public [Read More...]





25,000 CalPERS members have not received their CalPERS ballots

Posted Sep 25, 2013 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

It has come to our attention that approximately 25,000 CalPERS members do not have a mailing address on file at CalPERS, and therefore did not receive a ballot for the CalPERS 2013 Board Member-At-Large-Election.

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CalPERS candidate forum is set for Sept. 5

Posted Aug 28, 2013 by Editor    1 Comment(s)  -1 Likes Like Dislike

    The public is invited to learn more about the candidates running for Seat A and Seat B on the CalPERS Board of Administration by attending a candidate forum from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Robert C. Carlson Auditorium at  CalPERS Headquarters in Sacramento.

     Ballots were mailed Aug. 30 to the home addresses of CalPERS members eligible to vote in the election for the two open member-at-large positions. The voting period runs through Sept. 27 – the deadline for returning ballots to CalPERS.

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CSR to fight pension data release by CalPERS

Posted Jul 11, 2013 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  4 Likes Like Dislike

California State Retirees (CSR) – the largest state retiree organization in California – announced today that it is seeking legislation to limit the amount of pension information currently available through CalPERS under the Public Records Act.

“We understand that some public information must be released by law, but we do not support a pension data system like what CalPERS had proposed because it would have revealed much more than just how much a retiree’s pension is,” said California State Retirees President Tim Behrens. “Most of the 33,000 members in our organization are elderly and many are vulnerable. Releasing even just their name can make them targets for identity theft and harassing marketers and scammers.”

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CSR Board hikes dues for top retirees

Posted Dec 04, 2012 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  2 Likes Like Dislike

Retirees who receive $4,000 or more in their monthly retirement warrants will see a $2 hike in their CSR dues payment beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

Dues will stay the same for CSR members who make less than $4,000 a month. It has been more than a decade since CSR raised dues for any of its members.

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CSR suggests candidates in the Nov. 6 election

Posted Oct 19, 2012 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The California State Retirees Board of Directors is endorsing the following candidates in the Nov. 6 General Election.

Recommendations were made to the board by the CSR Political Action Committee (PAC), which considers each candidate’s voting record on issues such as protecting pensions and health benefits for state retirees.

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CalPERS approves long-term care premium increase

Posted Oct 18, 2012 by Editor    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

      The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration Oct. 17 approved an 85 percent premium increase for early purchasers of its Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance Program policies. The increase, to be spread over two years, is being implemented to help stabilize the program’s underlying Long-Term Care Fund and will take effect July 2015.

      Members who opt to cover the increase in a single year will pay only 79 percent. Policyholders affected by the increase purchased two types of policies between 1995 and 2004: policies with lifetime benefits with inflation protection, and policies with lifetime benefits without inflation protection (California Partnership policies will be excluded).

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CalPERS weighs huge premium hike for long-term care

Posted Oct 04, 2012 by Editor    2 Comment(s)  -2 Likes Like Dislike

It's an old-age safety net offered to California public employees: insurance to cover the exorbitant cost of staying in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and the like.

Now most of the 150,000 or so Californians who buy long-term care insurance from CalPERS are facing what could be a big rate hike.

CalPERS is considering imposing a 75 percent increase in premiums on the vast majority of its long-term care policyholders. They would pay hundreds of dollars a year more – thousands, in some cases – as the California Public Employees' Retirement System tries to fix financial holes in the program.

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Steinberg: Lawmakers consider cap on pensions, not hybrid

Posted Aug 27, 2012 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Lawmakers charged with overhauling California's state and local public pension law are considering a plan to cap defined benefit pensions that would not include a second 401(k)-style component common in so-called "hybrid" retirement plans. "There will be a cap," Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, during a hallway press conference this afternoon with Capitol reporters.

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CSR Legislative Report

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Long-term care changes
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2014 CSR Benefits Directory

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