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New article offers perspective on public pensions

Posted Oct 17, 2016 by Dani Schenone    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Recent news articles have set their sights on public pensions, claiming that they are unsustainable and cost the state billions while public employees enjoy excessive retirement benefits. Recently, a Capital & Main author responded to a September article in the Los Angeles Times that claimed public pensions offer retirement security that is normally only available to the wealthy.

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OptumRX has finally released critical pieces of information in regards to the cost of prescription drugs.

Posted Oct 05, 2016 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento, CA -  OptumRX has finally released critical pieces of information in regards to the cost of prescription drugs. This comes on the heels of CSR pushing for this critical data to be shared with the public during the open enrollment process. Many members were concerned they did not have the full story when choosing a provider.

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Governor approves Secure Choice Retirement Plan

Posted Sep 29, 2016 by Jamee Villa    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Millions of Californians soon will have an easy way to save for a more comfortable and dignified retirement now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1234, landmark legislation creating the California Secure Choice Retirement Plan.

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CalPERS board members comment on the pension debate

Posted Sep 29, 2016 by Jamee Villa    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The recent back-and-forth debate over pensions for public employees always lands on important issues like employer contributions and discount rates. Lost in the discord, though, is what’s ultimately at stake: the financial future of millions of Americans. So let's get to the point and not fall into the tired trap of looking back: It's time to put SB 400, the 1999 California legislation that changed benefits for public workers, behind us. 

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Bill to raise funeral benefit is vetoed

Posted Sep 28, 2016 by Jamee Villa    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

A bill that would have authorized the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to adjust the current $2,000 post-retirement death benefit for state and school retirees was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 26.
 

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Celebration of life for Gus Lease is set for Oct. 1 at SJSU

Posted Sep 15, 2016 by Jamee Villa    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Music was his life, so it is fitting that the celebration of life for Gus C. Lease will be in the Music Building Concert Hall at San Jose State University at 1 p.m. Oct. 1. A reception will follow on the lawn between the Music Building and the SJSU Event Center.

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New report from CSR Health Benefits Committee | CalPERS Health Plan Open Enrollment Considerations & Pharmacy Benefits Changes

Posted Sep 08, 2016 by CSR Website Administrator    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Health Plan Open Enrollment for CalPERS members is Sept. 12- Oct. 7. Most members who are satisfied with their current plan need do nothing to remain in the same plan. The exception is Blue Cross Net Value members. That plan is being discontinued.
If members on that plan do nothing, they will automatically be transitioned to Blue Shield Access Plus, starting Jan. 1, 2017. Or they may choose another health plan during this Open Enrollment period.

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Surprise medical billing measure heads to Jerry Brown

Posted Sep 07, 2016 by Jamee Villa    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, calls on lawmakers to approve his measure to end surprise medical bills from out-of-network doctors, on the final day of the legislative session. 

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Gus Lease – the ‘voice of CSEA’ – passes away

Posted Sep 06, 2016 by Jamee Villa    1 Comment(s)  2 Likes Like Dislike

Gus LeaseLongtime CSR and CSEA activist Gus C. Lease, also known by many as “The Voice of CSEA,” passed away Sept. 4 at the age of 93.

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CalPERS Open Enrollment materials now available online

Posted Aug 23, 2016 by Jamee Villa    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento, CA – The CalPERS health plan Open Enrollment period begins soon – September 12 through October 7 – but Open Enrollment materials are now  available online to our members to help them select the best plan for their families.

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