The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is taking a number of steps to help control the sharply rising cost of the state health insurance program for employees and retirees. We recommend that the legislature provide ongoing oversight of this program and highlight two Legislative options for limiting costs: developing lower-cost HMO options and changing the way state contributions are determined.
[PDF] Savings Plus Program: An Optional Retirement Benefit for State EmployeesHandout Mar 18, 2015
[PDF] State Employee Health Benefits: Policy Implications of Offering a High Deductible Health PlanReport Mar 16, 2015
The 2015-16 Budget: Health Benefits for Retired State Employees