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CalPERS medical insurance sign-ups open through Oct. 9

Daniel Heidelburg a retired Para Transit driver from Oak Park, is examined by UC Davis Doctor George Gallardo.
Daniel Heidelburg a retired Para Transit driver from Oak Park, is examined by UC Davis Doctor George Gallardo. rbyer@sacbee.com

CalPERS’ open enrollment for 2016 health insurance started this week and runs through Oct. 9.

The fund, which administers medical care for 1.7 million active employees, retirees and their eligible dependents, offers a dozen plans for next year.

CalPERS has upgraded its website with links, videos and other tools to educate members on how to choose the best plan for their circumstances. Click here for more info.

Currently-employed state workers, California State University employees and their dependents should contact the California Department of Human Resources for vision and dental options. The department has a new benefits calculator, that you should check out to see what those benefits will cost.

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