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 April 17, 2018

View Open Session Meeting Transcript (PDF)

11:00 am - Open Session

Or Upon Adjournment of the Finance & Administration Committee — Whichever is Later

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 March 20, 2018, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    4. Consent Items
      Information Consent Items:Liana Bailey-Crimmins
      1. Annual Calendar Review (PDF)
      2. Draft Agenda for May 15, 2018, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting (PDF)
  2. Action Agenda Items
    1. Health Beliefs – Second Reading (PDF)Liana Bailey-Crimmins, Karen Páleš
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      2. Attachment 2 (PDF)
      3. Attachment 3 (PDF)
  3. Information Agenda items
    1. Strategy for Reference Pricing Pharmaceuticals by Therapeutic Class (Pilot) (PDF)Kathy Donneson
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    2. Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) 2018 Benefit Design Update and Benefit Proposals for 2019 (PDF)Kathy Donneson
      1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    3. Summary of Committee Direction (Oral Report)Liana Bailey-Crimmins
    4. 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 March 20, 2018, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Closed Session Meeting MinutesLiana Bailey-Crimmins
    3. 2019-2023 Health Maintenance Organization Contract Negotiation and FeesKathy Donneson, Gary McCollum
    4. Health Plan Trend and Impact to Rates ReportShari Little
    5. Health Plan Rate Negotiation StrategyShari Little, Steve Goff


  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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