CalPERS’ Board Approves 2017 Health Plan Rates
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration on Wednesday adopted its 2017 health care plan rates – the first-year result of CalPERS’ multi-year revision of its rate development process.
CalPERS’ members enrolled in its Basic HMO health plans will experience a 4.14 percent average premium increase. A 3.76 percent increase can be expected for those enrolled in PPO plans. CalPERS Medicare Plan enrollees will see a reduction in their premiums by 1.63 percent.
Wednesday’s Board meeting also included the approval of health plan benefit changes for 2017, including:
- The requirement that all health plans to implement a diabetes prevention program to complement diabetes management efforts
- The closing of Blue Shield’s NetValue health plan offering
- Dental coverage offered by Kaiser Permanente for non-state public agency retirees in California who aren’t provided the coverage as part of their benefits.
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