Health Care Premiums Reduced for 2019


The collective action of members and our strong presence on the CalPERS board helped reduce out-of-control health care costs. In June, we stood up against “big insurance” with thousands of emails to the CEOs of Kaiser, Anthem, and Blue Shield, saying “Don’t Raise Our Rates.” As a result, most of the 96,000 state workers we represent will see lower premium costs this year

“This is a testament to the power of collective union action. Working together, we were able to put a stop to health care costs that were spiraling out of control.”

                        -Theresa Taylor
                         CalPERS Board Member, Local 1000 Steward