August 7, 2014

External Affairs Branch
(916) 795-3991
Robert Udall Glazier, Deputy Executive Officer
Brad Pacheco, Chief, Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Bill Madison, Information Officer

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced the availability of CalPERS | Compare, a comprehensive health information tool. Now all Anthem Blue Cross Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) members under the PERS Select, PERS Choice, and PERSCare plans can shop online for their prescriptions and medical services with ease.

CalPERS | Compare enables Basic PPO members to shop for doctors, hospitals, medical services, and prescriptions. They can compare quality information and prices in order to make informed decisions. Additionally, they can use CalPERS | Compare to track past expenses and view estimated costs of future services. For more information about CalPERS | Compare, visit