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Update | CalPERS FAQS: Camp, Hill and Woolsey Fires

Posted Nov 13, 2018 by Jamee Villa   

A message from CalPERS:

We’ve been working to pull together a document for members impacted by the terrible fires raging across the state. The attached document answers three questions, with specific resources for each of the health plans...

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CalPERS | FAQs on Camp, Hill and Woolsey Wildfires

Posted Nov 09, 2018 by Jamee Villa   

A message from CalPERS:

Dear Valued Stakeholders,

As you know, many Californians have been impacted by the Camp (Butte County), Hill (Ventura County) and Woolsey (Los Angeles County) wildfires. To address potential concerns about health coverage for members, HPAD reached out to our health plans to ensure their readiness and business continuity.

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Worried about CalPERS? Three new laws could protect workers, governments.

Posted Oct 04, 2018 by Jamee V   

Nearly 200 Southern California retirees who lost a share of their pensions last year didn’t know their retirement income was at risk until it was too late. By the time they heard from CalPERS, their former employer had long since quit paying its bills and set up an inevitable decision for the pension fund to cut their benefits.

A new bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week aims to at least ensure that public workers and retirees have some time to protest if their former employer moves to break from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System in a way that would jeopardize their incomes.

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CalPERS Meeting| Ambulatory Surgery Center Brown Bag

Posted Sep 14, 2018 by Jamee V   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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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