The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) administers retirement benefits for about 1,679,000 active employees and retirees of state and local agencies in California as of June 30, 2013. Benefits include retirement, disability, and survivor retirement benefits.
CalPERS provides health benefits for approximately 1,376,000 active and retired state, local government, and school employees and their family members as of October 30, 2013. CalPERS develops, negotiates, and administers contracts with health maintenance organizations, group hospitals, and medical insurance plans. In addition, CalPERS administers a long-term care program for members and eligible individuals.
CalPERS is governed by a Board of Administration. The California Constitution provides that the Board of Administration has authority over the administration of the retirement system; therefore, the budget data presented here is for informational purposes only, with the exception of the component of the Health Benefits Program funded from the Public Employees' Contingency Reserve Fund.