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Author: Jamee Villa

California must keep its promise to our public servants, says CalPERS CEO Marcie Frost

Posted Dec 03, 2018 by Jamee Villa   

Every year, about 25,000 California Public Employees’ Retirement System members retire. Their average monthly income in retirement will be $2,876. These professionals dedicated their careers to the public good. In return, they deserve the same commitment from California. That comes in the form of security in retirement. 

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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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CalPERS' Board Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan

Posted Feb 16, 2017 by Jamee Villa   

Sacramento, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration today approved a new five-year strategic plan that will serve as a blueprint for meeting the investment, retirement, and health benefit needs of members and their families into the future.

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CalPERS is focused on the challenges ahead By Richard Costigan | CalPERS board member

Posted Feb 16, 2017 by Jamee Villa   

Sacramento, CA - If you didn’t know any better, you’d think that CalPERS is the source of all California’s ills: higher taxes, bankrupt cities, reduced public services, lavish pensions, the list goes on. We’ve even been blamed for failing to catch the fact that Wells Fargo employees were creating fake bank accounts...
 

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Governor approves Secure Choice Retirement Plan

Posted Sep 29, 2016 by Jamee Villa   

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   

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   

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   

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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Surprise medical billing measure heads to Jerry Brown

Posted Sep 07, 2016 by Jamee Villa   

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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