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Recorded webinar offers information about UnitedHealthcare

Posted Sep 08, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

More than 200 people participated in a webinar with CalPERS and UnitedHealthcare officials Aug. 19 in an effort to answer many of the questions surrounding the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage PPO plan, which becomes the single provider of health services for four of the CalPERS Medicare Advantage plans in 2016.

The plans that will no longer be available to CalPERS Medicare members are Blueshield, Anthem HMO, Health Net and Sharp.

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Agreement could lead the way for retiree health care pre-funding

Posted Sep 02, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has reached a tentative deal with a key employee union that would require state engineers to contribute toward their retirement health care benefits, likely establishing a template that will be applied to other state employee unions to help reduce a growing financial liability.

Under the three-year agreement, which still must be ratified by the union’s members and the Democratic-dominated Legislature, the Professional Engineers in California Government in mid-2017 would have to begin paying one-half of 1 percent of their pre-tax salaries into a fund to chip away at the fiscal millstone.

 

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CalPERS names Doug McKeever as deputy executive officer for benefit programs, policies and planning

Posted Sep 02, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike


 The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has named Doug McKeever the new Deputy Executive Officer (DEO) for Benefit Programs Policy and Planning.

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Get to Know the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage PPO Plan

Posted Sep 01, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  -2 Likes Like Dislike

This is a video from CalPERS detailing the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage PPO Plan. Read more to view the video at your leasure and learn more about the plan.

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CSR Legislative Report - August 28, 2015

Posted Aug 28, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The following PDF is a list of bills that CSR is supporting, opposing or watching.

August 28, 2015 Legislative Report

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CSR Legislative Report - July 17, 2015

Posted Jul 20, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The following PDF is a list of bills that CSR is supporting, opposing or watching.

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CSR Legislative Report - July 1, 2015

Posted Jul 01, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The following PDF is a list of Bills that CSR is supporting, opposing or watching.

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CalPERS committee moves to recommend 2016 health rates; New Medicare Advantage plan is proposed

Posted Jun 16, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  -1 Likes Like Dislike


CalPERS -- The California Public Employees' Retirement System's (CalPERS) Pension and Health Benefits Committee (PHBC)  recommended June 16 the Pension Fund's Board of Administration adopt health care premium rate and plan changes for 2016. The recommendations include adopting a Medicare plan alternative - UnitedHealthcare's (UHC) Medicare Advantage Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan - and eliminating Medicare Advantage plans currently offered by Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Health Net and Sharp. Kaiser Permanente will continue to offer its Medicare Advantage plan and the CalPERS PPO Medicare Supplement plans will remain in place.

CalPERS' decision to adopt UHC's PPO could save a minimum of $24 million if at least 40,000 members move into this new Medicare plan option.

 

 

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Medi-Cal phone lines are overwhelmed

Posted Jun 16, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento Bee -- Thousands of calls to California’s Medi-Cal complaint lines don’t get through, and thousands more that manage to ring the call center go unanswered, according to a new state audit.

For the year that ended in January 2015, the phone system to the Medi-Cal Ombudsman Office rejected up to 45,000 calls in a month, State Auditor Elaine Howle said in her report to lawmakers.

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CSR Legislative Report - June 15, 2015

Posted Jun 15, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The following PDF is a list of Bills that CSR is supporting, opposing or watching.

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