CalPERS Members Dropped 6,700 Ineligible Dependents During Three-Month Amnesty Period
CalPERS members voluntarily dropped a total of 6,700 ineligible dependents from their health plans during the agency's three-month amnesty period, which ended June 30. In March, CalPERS sent a letter to 390,000 employees and retirees, asking policyholders to voluntarily remove ineligible dependents who should not be their plan. CalPERS warned members that they could be liable for health care costs incurred for any ineligible dependents identified after the amnesty period. CalPERS has said that cutting benefits to an estimated 29,000 ineligible individuals would save about $40 million annually.
- "The State Worker: 6,700 Ineligible Dependents Dropped During CalPERS Insurance Amnesty" (Ortiz, Sacramento Bee, 8/15).