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 February 13, 2018

View Open Session Meeting Transcript (PDF)

8:30 am - Open Session

Open Session

  1. Agenda Items
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call (PDF)
    2. Election of the Pension and Health Benefits Committee Chair and Vice Chair
    3. Executive Report(s) (Oral Report)Liana Bailey-Crimmins, Donna Lum
    4. Consent Items
      Action Consent Items:Liana Bailey-Crimmins
      1. Approval of the December 19, 2017, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      2. Member Request for Additional Form of Retirement Option 4 (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    5. Consent Items
      Information Consent Items:Liana Bailey-Crimmins
      1. Annual Calendar Review (PDF)
      2. Draft Agenda for March 20, 2018, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting (PDF)
      3. Health Open Enrollment Results (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
  2. Action Agenda Items
    1. Proposed Regulation for Definition of Full-Time Employment (PDF)Renee Ostrander
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
  3. Information Agenda items
    1. Public Agency Recruitment and Retention for the Health Benefits Program (PDF)Rob Jarzombek
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      2. Attachment 2 (PDF)
      3. Attachment 3 (PDF)
      4. Attachment 4 (PDF)
    2. CalPERS PPO Plans: Optimizing Health Care Benefits and Outcomes (PDF)Kathy Donneson
      Laura Clapper, MD, Anthem Blue Cross
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      2. Attachment 2 (PDF)
    3. OptumRx Program Administration (PDF)Liana Bailey-Crimmins
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      2. Exhibit 1 (PDF)
    4. Pharmacy Pricing Strategies (PDF)Kathy Donneson
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      2. Attachment 2 (PDF)
    5. Summary of Committee Direction (Oral Report)Liana Bailey-Crimmins
    6. Public Comment

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. Approval of the December 19, 2017, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Closed Session Meeting MinutesLiana Bailey-Crimmins
    3. 2019-23 HMO Health Plan SolicitationLiana Bailey-Crimmins, Kathy Donneson
    4. 2019 Health Plan Rate Negotiation Strategy – PPO Risk AdjustmentKathy Donneson, Gary McCollum


  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 Presiding Officer. (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, § 552.1.)
  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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Robert F. Carlson Auditorium
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400 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

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