7900 Public Employees' Retirement System
Program Descriptions


The Health Benefits Branch program contracts with health maintenance organizations, claim administrators, employee associations, and others to provide health and long-term care insurance for state, California State University, and local public agency employees, retirees, and their dependents. The program negotiates and monitors health plan contracts, develops cost-effective programs, provides enrollment services to members and employers, and meets and confers with employee organizations and employer representatives.

Additionally, this program maintains demographic and statistical information systems; establishes standards for Basic, Supplement to Medicare, and Managed Medicare health plans; establishes and maintains health benefits coverage for all eligible employees and retirees; provides accurate and timely accounting for participating agencies; and serves as an impartial intermediary between CalPERS enrollees and insurance carriers in resolving claim and service disputes.