The State Worker

CalPERS health insurance open enrollment starts today

Health insurance open enrollment for CalPERS members begins today and ends on Oct. 10. During that period, members can sign up for insurance, add eligible family members and make changes to their existing plans for the 2015 calendar year.

The fund offers six health maintenance organization plans and three preferred provider organization plans, although availability is based on geography.

CalPERS’ open enrollment page has information and resources to help members find what plans are available where they live, assess the plans’ benefits and costs and select one.

About 1.4 million California state government, local government, public school employees and retirees and their eligible dependents receive health benefits via a CalPERS-administered medical plan. The fund is the second-largest health care purchaser behind only the federal government.