Anthem in line to keep contract with CalPERS
03/20/2013 12:00 AM
03/20/2013 8:15 AM
Anthem Blue Cross is poised to win another five-year contract to run CalPERS' preferred provider organization plan.
CalPERS' pension and health benefits committee Tuesday recommended Anthem – already running the program – for a new contract. The other finalist was Blue Shield of California. The PPO program serves 357,000 CalPERS members.
"It was a tough decision because both Anthem and Blue Shield's responses were very good in terms of meeting our requirements," said committee chair Priya Mathur in a press release.
The committee's recommendation must be ratified by the full CalPERS board, which meets today. The new contract takes effect next Jan. 1.
Call The Bee's Dale Kasler, (916) 321-1066. Follow him on Twitter @dakasler.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.