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 September 14, 2021

View September 14, 2021 Pension & Health Benefits Committee Open Session Meeting Transcript (PDF)

Open Session

10:00 a.m.
Or upon adjournment of the Performance, Compensation & Talent Management Committee – Whichever is later

  1. Item
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call (PDF)

Closed Session

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

  1. Item
    1. Call to Order and Roll Call
    2. Approval of the June 15, 2021, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Closed Session Meeting Minutes
    3. Update on Health Benefits Program Proposals for the 2023 Plan YearKaren Páleš

Open Session

Or upon Adjournment or Recess of the Board Governance Committee, Whichever is Later

  1. Item
    1. Approval of the September 14, 2021, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Timed Agenda (PDF)
    2. Executive Report (Verbal Report)Don Moulds, Anthony Suine
    3. Action Consent ItemsDon Moulds
      1. Approval of the June 15, 2021, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting Minutes (PDF)
      2. Minimum Standards for Health Benefit Plans – Amendment of Regulations (PDF)
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
        2. Attachment 2 (PDF)
        3. Attachment 3 (PDF)
        4. Attachment 4 (PDF)
    4. Information Consent ItemsDon Moulds
      1. Annual Calendar Review (PDF)
      2. Draft Agenda for the November 16, 2021, Pension & Health Benefits Committee Meeting (PDF)
    5. Action Agenda Items
      1. Proposed Regulation for the Definition of Limited Duration Employment (PDF)Renee Ostrander
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
      2. Health Care Decision Support System (HCDSS) Contract Terms (PDF)David Cowling
        1. Attachment 1 (PDF)
    6. Information Agenda Items
      1. Summary of Committee Direction (Verbal Report)Don Moulds
      2. Public Comment


  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 may be considered by the Board at a subsequent Board meeting.
  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 agenda items in accordance with applicable law. There is a three-minute limitation on each public comment, unless otherwise directed by the Presiding Officer. (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, § 552.1.) Members of the public may provide public comment via telephone by calling (800) 259-4105.
  4. Board Members may attend meetings of committees of which they are not members and participate in the discussions during those meetings.
  5. In accordance with Executive Orders N-08-21, N-33-20, and the stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures put in place throughout California, Board members will participate via videoconference.


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