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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – September 15, 2017

Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP) Discussing Plan 1 COLA Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP) – September 19 (Tuesday), 10am-12:45pm, House Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building on Capitol Campus, Olympia – On the agenda is the Plan 1 COLA. Members are encouraged to attend.   Latest Senate Effort to Repeal the ACA From the Alliance …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – September 8, 2017

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Testifies Before Congress From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler testified earlier today before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee in Washington, D.C. The hearing, “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018” was led by the Chair Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – August 25, 2017

PEBB Update As RPEC reported previously, PEBB is scheduled in increase premiums dramatically in January of 2018.  They attribute the increase, in large part, to the significant jump in specialty drug costs. Since the board passed the resolution, we have requested information on how premiums are determined and have received the following information: FROM PEBB STAFF:  How PEBB medical premiums …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – July 27, 2017

Healthcare Increases in Washington State Today, the Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) approved premium changes for the health insurance plans they offer to Medicare eligible retirees.  “Where do you expect us to get the money,” asked one retired public employee when testifying.  The small room was packed with retirees asking similar questions.  8 retirees testified that a 20% jump in …

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