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Unions discuss possible implications of Supreme Court case on fair share fees

Posted Jan 13, 2016 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento Bee,  Jan. 13, 2016 -- State and local public union officials plowed through a 100-page U.S. Supreme Court transcript on Monday, trying to divine how the nine justices are leaning in a case with the potential to tie a knot in the pipeline of money that feeds their treasuries.

While the outcome of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could end compulsory payments to government unions, maintain the status quo or fall somewhere in between, the labor leaders interviewed by The Sacramento Bee remained optimistic regardless of the outcome that their associations would adapt.

“We’ll continue to exist,” said Dave Low, executive director of the California School Employees Association, “but it would weaken us.”

 

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One pension scheme shelved -- New ballot measure planned

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

Chuck Reed and Carl DeMaio announced they will not be circulating for signatures the pension initiative they previously announced earlier this year while promising to announce two more pension initiatives. The decision reflects, again, that Reed and company can't "handle the truth" about their pension schemes. Impact of Reed/DeMaio Pension Measures on New Public Employees

 

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CSR urges CalPERS to extend open enrollment for Medicare members

Posted Oct 01, 2015 by newspaper editor    1 Comment(s)  1 Likes Like Dislike

The California State Retirees Health Benefits Committee is calling for CalPERS to extend open enrollment for retirees this year because changes in Medicare health plan offerings were not adequately explained in time for members to make informed decisions by the Oct. 9 enrollment deadline.

 

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CSR Legislative Report - September 15, 2015

Posted Sep 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.

September 15, 2015 Legislative Report

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CalPERS Open Enrollment runs Sept. 14 to Oct. 9

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

CalPERS mailed out Health Plan Statements in August to help members review the increases or decreases in their providers’ 2016 rates and determine whether they want to make changes.

The biggest change for many state retirees in 2016 will be the new Medicare Advantage Plan, which was adopted by the CalPERS Board of Administration in an effort to improve member health and wellness, while lowering the costs of member health care.

 

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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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