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CalPERS scrubs 18,000 people from health insurance rolls
Sacramento Bee

CalPERS has shed 18,000 people from its employer-provided medical insurance rolls, fund officials said Monday, after a rigorous two-year review that looked for ineligible dependents who received coverage even though they didn’t qualify.

The system figures state and local governments and school districts with health insurance plans administered by CalPERS have saved a combined $122 million annually in lower premiums and avoided medical costs since the inception of the review in 2013, including savings from 6,700 ineligible people voluntarily removed by members.