August 7, 2013

Participants in the CalPERS Long-Term Care Program have filed a lawsuit alleging CalPERS improperly raised premium rates. CalPERS has issued the following statement in response:

“CalPERS disputes statements made by plaintiff attorneys. CalPERS took great care in coming to the decision to restructure the program so that participants could access services when they need them. We consulted with member and participant groups and completed rigorous analyses of options before making the very tough decision that rate increases were necessary.”

For current program participants, nothing has changed with their current coverage. It remains in effect.