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CalPERS Meeting| Ambulatory Surgery Center Brown Bag

Posted Sep 14, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

A message from CalPERS:

Dear Valued Stakeholders,

In the recent months, the topic of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, or ASCs, has been discussed. We invite you to join us for an engaged dialogue next Thursday, September 20th regarding ASCs. We will have senior members of our Health team hosting this meeting to be able to educate and answer any questions or concerns regarding these Centers. 

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CalPERS Members Have Options as Blue Shield Access+ Withdraws from 8 Bay Area Counties

Posted Sep 05, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

CalPERS members affected by the Blue Shield Access+ Bay Area exit have the option of enrolling in several other health plans. And through conversations with their providers, most members will find their doctors are in-network under other CalPERS plans.

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2018-19 Open Enrollment Newsletter

Posted Aug 13, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

This year’s 2018-19 Open Enrollment Newsletter is the most comprehensive issue that provides health program highlights, notable health premium updates, service area changes and PPO benefit changes. [Read More...]



Social Security and Your CalPERS Pension

Posted Aug 01, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

If you're eligible to receive a pension from an employer(s) who didn't withhold Social Security taxes from your earnings, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) may reduce your Social Security benefit. 

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Attention CSR Members! A message from CalPERS Stakeholder Relations

Posted Jul 31, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Attention Members: PERSCare members received a letter indicating the 2019 Health Premiums were enclosed. Unfortunately, the letter did not include the enclosures

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CSR Primary Election Results

Posted Jun 07, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Please see the attached memo from our Legislative Advocate, Ted Toppin regarding CSR’s primary election results.  

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CSR endorsements for the June 2018 primary elections

Posted May 15, 2018 by Jamee V    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Please consider supporting CSR endorsed candidates in the 2018 elections. If you have any questions, please contact CSR at CSRinfo@CalRetirees.org or 916.326.4292.

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Cost-of-living adjustments for California state worker pensions are safe, for now

Posted Apr 25, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Future state workers, your pension cost-of-living adjustments are safe and you won’t get to choose between a CalPERS pension and a 401(k) plan anytime soonBoth proposals were shot down on Monday by a Senate committee that rejected a pack of bills aimed at reducing the risk taxpayers face if an economic crisis cripples the state’s public pension funds.

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CalPERS retirees are suddenly worried about their pensions. What happened?

Posted Mar 19, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  -1 Likes Like Dislike

Call it the Loyalton effect.

CalPERS’ decision in late 2016 to slash pensions for four retirees from the tiny mountain town startled the state’s public workers so much that their confidence in the $354 billion fund began to plunge to its lowest level in five years.

It showed in an annual survey conducted by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System that gauges how public employees, retirees, and local government leaders feel about the state’s largest pension system.

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Medicare Changes ID Cards to Prevent Fraud

Posted Mar 15, 2018 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking a major step to help people with Medicare protect their identities from theft and fraud. CMS is removing Social Security numbers from current Medicare ID cards and replacing them with a unique Medicare number that does not contain a Social Security number. 

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