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CSR Legislative Report

Posted Feb 25, 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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Anthem Blue Cross Information

Posted Feb 13, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Here is the link to the Anthem Blue Cross information page regarding the data breach and services being provided by Anthem Blue Cross.

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CSR Legislative Report

Posted Feb 09, 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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Lawsuits filed over Anthem data breach

Posted Feb 09, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Class-action lawsuits have been filed in California and two other states against health insurer Anthem over a data breach affecting about 80 million customers, former customers and employees, Modern Healthcare reports.

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Massive breach at Anthem Insurance Company

Posted Feb 05, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

 As many as 80 million customers of the nation's second-largest health insurance company, Anthem Inc., have had their account information stolen, the company said in a statement.

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Governor's health proposal could hurt retirees

Posted Feb 05, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

If you’re a state retiree or planning to become one, a piece of Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 budget proposal could hit your wallet.

The governor’s plan envisions a new high-deductible, lower-premium health insurance policy for state workers. It would be paired with a tax-advantaged health savings account and take effect Jan. 1, 2016.

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CalPERS issues statement on proposed state budget

Posted Jan 09, 2015 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

 Anne Stausboll, Chief Executive Officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) issued the following statement today in response to the proposed state budget and efforts to reduce health care costs today and in the future:

"Managing and paying for the cost of health care for public employees requires discipline, collaboration and innovation. We applaud the Governor’s wisdom to do what CalPERS and many public employers have done in recent years, tackling the cost of health care and retiree health care," Stausboll said.

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Congressional leaders hammer out deal to allow pension plans to cut retiree benefits

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by newspaper editor    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The following article appeared on the Washington Post website regarding a plan that would allow pension plans to cut retiree benefits. The California State Retirees is closely monitoring this legislation, and assessing the impact. We will keep our members apprised as new information becomes available. The article is presented below for your information. California State Retirees

The Washington Post -- A measure that would for the first time allow the benefits of current retirees to be severely cut is set to be attached to a massive spending bill, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans.
 
The rule would alter 40 years of federal law and could affect millions of workers, many of them part of a shrinking corps of middle-income employees in businesses such as trucking, construction and supermarkets.

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Kaiser, Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna get good report cards

Posted Oct 16, 2014 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Kaiser Permanente's HMOs are the best in the state for providing recommended care, while Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna are the best at providing recommended care among PPOs, according to new report cards released by the California Office of the Patient Advocate, the Los Angeles Times reports (Terhune, Los Angeles Times, 10/16).

The report cards -- which usually go out in January -- were released early to coincide with the state health insurance exchange's second open enrollment period, which begins on Nov. 15 (Shinkman, Payers & Providers, 10/16).

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CalPERS Dependent Eligibility Verification deadline nears

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

About 40,000 CalPERS state retiree members were asked in December 2013 to verify whether their dependents are eligible to receive CalPERS health care benefits, but about 3,400 dependents remained unverified by May 1 even after several notifications, CalPERS reported May 6.

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