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CalPERS audits will revoke coverage for ineligible dependents
Sacramento Bee

After giving insurance subscribers a chance to step up on their own, CalPERS has launched a series of audits intended to clear out tens of thousands of people receiving government health coverage who don’t qualify for benefits.

The nation’s second-largest health insurance purchaser suspects at least 22,000 people covered by state and local agencies’ plans shouldn’t be on the rolls.

Removing people who – by mistake or deception – aren’t supposed to be covered by CalPERS will save taxpayers tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of dollars a year, if early indications hold true.