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 14, 2017

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9:00 am - Open Session

Open Session

  1. Agenda Items
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call (PDF)
    2. Executive Report(s) (Oral Report)Liana Bailey-Crimmins, Donna Lum
    3. Consent Items
      Action Consent Items:Liana Bailey-Crimmins
      1. Approval of the February 14, 2017, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    4. Consent Items
      Information Consent Items:Liana Bailey-Crimmins
      1. Annual Calendar Review (PDF)
      2. Draft Agenda for April 18, 2017, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting (PDF)
      3. Federal Health Care Policy Representative Update (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      4. Federal Retirement Policy Representative Update (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
  2. Action Agenda Items
    1. Proposed Regulation for Pensionable Compensation under PEPRA (PDF)Donna Lum, Renee Ostrander
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    2. Federal Health Care Priorities (PDF)Mary Anne Ashley
    3. Federal Retirement Security Priorities (PDF)Mary Anne Ashley
  3. Information Agenda Items
    1. 2017-2022 Health Initiatives (PDF)Liana Bailey-Crimmins, Kathy Donneson
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    2. Statewide Collaboration through Smart Care California:  Low Back Pain (PDF)Kathy Donneson, Richard Sun, Dr. Tobias Moeller-Bertram
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    3. Long-Term Care Program Semi-Annual Report (PDF)Kathy Donneson
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    4. Summary of Committee Direction (Oral Report)Liana Bailey-Crimmins
    5. Public Comment

Closed Session

Upon Adjournment or Recess of Open Session
(Government Code Sections 11126(c)(17) and (h))

  1. Agenda Items
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call
    2. Health Plan Rate Renewal Negotiation StrategyShari Little, Steve Goff
    3. Western Health Advantage Contract NegotiationsKathy Donneson, Gary McCollum
    4. Long-Term Care Program Solicitation UpdateKathy 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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