California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is responsible for the
administration of the Health Program, subject to the Public
Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA). Through the process
of delegation, CalPERS has given departments the
responsibility of processing certain day-to-day transactions
and providing general information and assistance to their employees.
The CalPERS State Health Benefits Guide provides clear and up-to-date instructions on
how to prepare and process health benefit enrollment documents according to
existing regulations and policy.
In many ways, departmental personnel staff are the key component to the success of the state's goal to ensure proper enrollment procedures and the application of appropriate benefits coverage. To illustrate the importance of accuracy, here are some examples of what happens when even the smallest errors are made:
The following are some resources available to help in health benefit enrollment:
CalPERS State Health Benefits Guide
Health Plan Information & Rates