Oversees all matters related to strategy, policy, structure, and actuarial studies and rate setting for pension, health, and long-term care program administration.

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Meeting Agenda for March 15, 2016

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8:00 a.m. - Open Session

Open Session

  1. Agenda Items
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call (PDF)
    2. Executive Report(s) (Oral Report)Doug McKeever
    3. Consent Items
      Action Consent Items:Doug McKeever
      1. Approval of the February 17, 2016 Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    4. Consent Items
      Information Consent Items:Doug McKeever
      1. Annual Calendar Review (PDF)
      2. Draft Agenda for April 19, 2016, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting (PDF)
      3. California Employers' Retiree Benefit Trust Update (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
        2. Attachment 2 (PDF)
      4. Supplemental Income Plans Program Update (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      5. Update on Retiree Cost-of-Living Adjustment (PDF)
  2. Action Agenda Items
    1. Review Pension and Health Benefits Committee Delegation (PDF)Doug McKeever
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
  3. Information Agenda Items
    1. Federal Health Care Policy Representatives Update (PDF)Doug McKeever, Yvette Fontenot, Avenue Solutions, Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    2. Federal Retirement Policy Representatives Update (PDF)Doug McKeever, Tony Roda, Williams and Jensen, Tom Lussier, The Lussier Group, Inc.
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    3. Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contract Evaluation Update (PDF)Kathy Donneson
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    4. Long-Term Care Program Semi-Annual Update (PDF)Kathy Donneson
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    5. Summary of Committee Direction (Oral Report)Doug McKeever
    6. Public Comment

9:30 a.m. - Closed Session

Closed Session

Upon Adjournment or Recess of Open Session
(Government Code Section 11126(c)(17))

  1. Agenda Items
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call
    2. Health Plan StrategyKathy Donneson
    3. Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contract NegotiationsKathy Donneson


  1. Items designated for Information are appropriate for Committee Action if the Committee wishes to take action. Any Agenda Item from a properly noticed Committee meeting, held immediately prior to this Board meeting, may be considered by the Board.
  2. The hour designated as the earliest starting time for this meeting is not intended to communicate the expected duration (or ending time) of the preceding meeting.
  3. Public comment may be taken on any agenda item. There is a three-minute limitation on each public comment, unless otherwise directed by the Committee Chair.
  4. Board Members may attend meetings of committees of which they are not members and participate in the discussions during those meetings.


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