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Courts Continue to Chip Away at Vested Rights

Posted in Retirement

Retirement-Sign.jpgThis post was authored by Erin Kunze

In the past few years, the courts have made it more difficult to establish a vested right to retiree medical benefits. We now have a decision that greatly reduces employee / retiree defenses …

ACA Update: Three Things You Need to Know

Posted in Retirement

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This blog post was authored by Shardé C. Thomas.

1. Whether you should be paying the PCORI fee on your self-insured arrangement.

Sponsors of self-insured health plans must pay a fee to help fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research …

Pension Reform Follow Up

Posted in Pension, Retirement

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This blog post was authored by Erin Kunze.

In December, we reported on renewed proposals to amend California’s Constitution, as it relates to public employee pension benefits. At that time, former San Jose Mayor, Chuck Reed, and former San …

Transit Agencies in Legal Limbo over PEPRA

Posted in Pension, Retirement

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This blog post was authored by Erin Kunze.

A number of California transit agencies, as well as cities and counties that operate and maintain transit systems, are in legal limbo over whether the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of …

Part-Time Employee Traps For CalPERS Employers

Posted in Retirement

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Given all the recent public employee pension reform changes to absorb, it is not surprising that part-time employees of CalPERS contracting agencies have received little attention.  After all, part-time employees are …