CalPERS purging illegitimate claimants
August 23, 2013
Tens of thousands of people are receiving benefits improperly from CalPERS, the nation’s second-largest health insurance provider, officials of which have announced a series of detailed audits to stem the problem. (Sacramento Bee)
The insurer believes that at least 22,000 individuals are getting monthly benefits to which they are not entitled.
Some of these recipients are on rolls fraudulently, CalPERS officials suggested, and some are on by mistake. In either case, they will be purged following completion of the audits.
State employees will be asked to confidentially submit proof of dependent relationships.
During an earlier 90-day amnesty, 5,000 subscribers voluntarily removed 6,722 people from plans, saving the insurer an expected $41 million annually.