CSR | Political Activity

CalPERS Board Member-at-Large Election Results

Posted Oct 05, 2017 by Jamee V   


David Miller was declared the unofficial winner of Position A on the CalPERS Board of Administration, while Position B will go to a runoff election next month because no candidate received a majority of the votes cast.

In the vote for the Position B seat, the top two vote-getters, Incumbent Michael Bilbrey and challenger Margaret Brown, will face each other in a runoff election.

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Charles Asubonten Named as CFO of CalPERS

Posted Sep 20, 2017 by Jamee V   

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) named Charles A. Asubonten as its chief financial officer (CFO) to oversee all of its financial systems and risk programs of the $336 billion pension fund.

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CalPERS Health Open Enrollment Starts September 11

Posted Sep 11, 2017 by Jamee V   

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System annual health Open Enrollment period for the 2018 calendar year starts September 11 and ends October 6, 2017. During this time, members enrolled in CalPERS health plans have the opportunity to review health coverage options for 2018 from the system's seven Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and three self-funded Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health plans.

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CalPERS Board Election Voting Options

Posted Aug 24, 2017 by Jamee V   

The ballots will begin mailing on Sept 1, 2017, and then members (active and retirees alike) have the option to vote either by returning the ballot by mail, voting online or voting by phone.  

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CSR endorses Margaret Brown for Position B on the CalPERS Board of Administration

Posted Aug 23, 2017 by Jamee V   

CSR announced it has endorsed Margaret Brown for Position B on the CalPERS Board.

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CSR endorses two candidates for CalPERS Members-at Large seat

Posted Jul 31, 2017 by Jamee V   

CSR announced it has endorsed two candidates: Michael Flaherman and David Miller for Position A on the CalPERS Board. “We are confident both candidates will continue to advocate for the rights of retirees,” CSR President Tim Behrens stated.

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OptumRx List of Specialty Drugs Moved to Lower Cost Tier

Posted Jun 01, 2017 by Jamee V   

Attached is a copy of the drugs that OptumRx moved down to a lower cost tier for EGWP/Medicare as of 4/1/17.

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New Voting Options for the 2017-2018 Member-At-Large CalPERS Board of Administration Election

Posted May 30, 2017 by Jamee V   

CalPERS has announced their new voting procedures for the 2017-2018 election in hopes of increasing voter participation. Retired members (excluding survivors and beneficiaries) whose effective date of retirement is on or before July 1, 2017 are eligible to vote in this election. All eligible members will be able to cast their vote for two member-at-large seats in one of three ways...


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Longtime CSR leader Fritz Walgenbach passes away

Posted Apr 18, 2017 by Jamee V   

Fritz Walgenbach, who served 35 years in California State Retirees, the Association of California State Supervisors and California State Employees Association, passed away April 17.

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 CalPERS is changing the way 470,000 retirees receive their direct deposit receipts

Posted Apr 18, 2017 by Jamee V   

On Monday, April 17, CalPERS mailed notifications to the 470,000 affected retirees, which explains the change and instructs retirees to fill out and return a postcard if they want to continue receiving the information by mail. 

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