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CalPERS Dependent Eligibility Verification deadline nears

Posted May 06, 2014 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

About 40,000 CalPERS state retiree members were asked in December 2013 to verify whether their [Read More...]

Chuck Reed suffers another legal blow

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

San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 14, 2014SACRAMENTO -- San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's statewide pension [Read More...]

Chuck Reed sues over summary of pension initiative

Posted Feb 07, 2014 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

By Jon Ortiz The Sacramento BeeLast modified: 2014-02-07T20:36:46ZPublished: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 - [Read More...]

CSR succeeds at stopping CalPERS pension data base

Posted Jan 13, 2014 by Editor    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

     After California State Retirees (CSR) took the lead in calling for legislative hearings [Read More...]

CSR Executive Director Phillip Sherwood addresses CalPERS Board

Posted Dec 19, 2013 by Editor    1 Comment(s)  1 Likes Like Dislike

My name is Phillip Sherwood.  I am the Executive Director of the California State Retirees who [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...]

Yolanda Solari is remembered as strong and effective

Posted Nov 04, 2013 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  -1 Likes Like Dislike

For more than half a century, Yolanda Solari dedicated much of her life to fighting for the rights [Read More...]

Governor signs CSR-endorsed bills

Posted Oct 15, 2013 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Governor signs CSR-endorsed billsGov. Brown signed five bills in October that are beneficial to [Read More...]

Jelincic and Bilbrey are preliminary CalPERS board winners

Posted Oct 04, 2013 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  1 Likes Like Dislike

Press ReleaseOctober 4, 2013Incumbents Joseph Jelincic and Michael Bilbrey Preliminary Winners of [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

Important Announcement Regarding Board ElectionIt has come to our attention that approximately [Read More...]

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 [Read More...]

CSR calls for legislative hearings to protect retirees' privacy

Posted Aug 16, 2013 by Editor    1 Comment(s)  2 Likes Like Dislike

Press Release Aug. 16, 2013Contact: Trinda Lundholm(916) 326-4262 Largest state retiree organization [Read More...]

CSR to fight pension data release by CalPERS

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

For immediate release                                                                       July 11, [Read More...]

CalPERS Retirement Planning Fairs

Posted Jul 05, 2013 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Learn about your CalPERS benefits and the retirement planning services available to you at a free Retirement Planning Fair. Meet representatives from CalPERS Regional Offices, program areas and partner organizations. Five classroom-style breakout sessions will provide information on retirement and health benefits, service credit and more. Use this one-stop shopping guide to access all of your planning needs.

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2014 health care rates are recommended to CalPERS board

Posted Jun 18, 2013 by Editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

More health plans will expand choices for members and familiesThe California Public Employees’ [Read More...]

CalPERS seeking to catch errors, fraud in health enrollment

Posted May 07, 2013 by Editor    2 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Jon Ortiz
Sacramento Bee
jortiz@sacbee.com 

CalPERS is moving to strike from government health care rolls tens of thousands of people it believes are mistakenly or fraudulently receiving benefits.

The fund, which is the second-largest health care purchaser in the nation after the federal government, figured last year that removing an estimated 29,000 wrongly listed children, spouses and domestic partners of government employees would save approximately $40 million annually.

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2013 retirement check pay day

Posted Dec 31, 2012 by Editor    1 Comment(s)  -1 Likes Like Dislike

CalPERS retirement benefits are paid at the end of the month.

The chart below shows you the pay days for 2013. Since checks are issued by the State Controller's Office, they determine the mailing dates. If you have direct deposit, your financial institution has until the close of the direct deposit date to place the funds in your account. Please contact your financial institution to find out what time it places your funds in your account.
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CalPERS approves long-term care premium increase

Posted Oct 18, 2012 by Editor    1 Comment(s)  1 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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Medicare Part D mailing -- CalPERS members should do nothing

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

     CalPERS retirees should do nothing with the letter they received in September asking them whether they want to “opt out” of Medicare Part D, according to CalPERS officials.

     CalPERS is converting from the Medicare Part D Retiree Drug Subsidy Program (RDS) to a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) for Medicare-eligible members. Blue Shield and CVS Caremark are administering the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) for CalPERS effective Jan. 1, 2013, and they are responsible for sending the letters.

 These plans are Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWP), governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The centers require that health plans offer members a choice to opt out of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. This opt-out provision was not a requirement under the Medicare Part D Retiree Drug Subsidy Program. 

 

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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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Do your part to protect our pensions, health care and benefits – Join the new political action committee for California State Retirees today!

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CalPERS Member Web Site

CalPERS has introduced the first release of a new, secure Web site designed with members in mind. my|CalPERS allows members to view and manage their personal information, and conduct their financial and retirement planning activities in a quick and secure way.


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