NU Online News Service, Sept. 4, 11:02 a.m. – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Sacramento, Calif., has started open enrollment for its 2003 health program.
Program members have until Oct. 18 to pick their health plans for 2003.
CalPERS provides health coverage for 1.2 million California public employees, retirees and dependents. Because CalPERS is so big, the deals it strikes help shape the entire U.S. health coverage market.
CalPERS offers a choice of coverage from several different health maintenance organizations and two self-funded preferred provider organization plans.