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CalPERS vote stings Blue Shield
Sacramento Business Journal

In a stunning reversal for Blue Shield of California, a CalPERS committee voted Tuesday to add three other HMO plans to its health benefits offering next year if contracts can be negotiated successfully. Members of the Pension and Health Benefits Committee voted to recommend statewide non-exclusive contracts with Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross. The committee also recommended adding UnitedHealthcare in both Northern and Southern California, and Sharp in the San Diego region.