By Bonnie Burns, Policy and Training Specialist
If you are a member of the CalPERS Long Term Care Class Action lawsuit, you should have received a detailed letter in the last month or two that informed you of the settlement and how it applies to you. The Court gave final approval to the settlement, fees and costs, and other matters on July 28th, but the settlement is not yet completely final. If no one appeals this settlement, then the Court could sign the final order on September 28th and distribution could proceed.
Until the Court signs the final order, any CalPERS member who requested a refund of 80% of their premium must have paid and continue to pay their existing premium in order to maintain their right to that refund. Following the final order by the Court later this month, class members should begin to receive notification from the Administrator and information about any refunds that apply to them. You must continue to pay your premium until the final order is signed by the Court.
California Health Advocates will continue to provide information as it becomes available.
Also see our previous CalPERS Updates:
- CalPERS Update #13: More Details About the Second CalPERS Settlement
- CalPERS Update #12: Second Settlement Announced – Your Options & Actions to Take
- CalPERS Update #11: CalPERS to Offer 2nd Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit
- CalPERS Update #10: Next Steps & Who Oversees CalPERS Anyway?
- CalPERS Update #9: Did You Receive a Letter About Past Due Premiums?
- CalPERS Update #8 – Background & Next Steps
- CalPERS Update #7: Investigation into CalPERS Long-Term Care Insurance Program
- CalPERS Update #6: CalPERS Opts Out of Settlement
- CalPERS Update #5: Settlement Decision Deadline is January 28, 2022
- CalPERS Update #4: Replacement Coverage Deadline Extended
- CalPERS Update #3 (Oct 2021)
- CalPERS Update #2 on Settlement & Premium Increase
- CalPERS Update: Premium Increases & Class Action Settlement Are Not Related