The Public Employees Benefits Program (PEBP)
The next regular board meeting for PEBP will be Thursday, April 3. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and be held back in Carson City in room 1214 of the Nevada Legislative Building. There will be a teleconference available to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas at 555 E. Washington Ave. The board is expected to approve rates for plan year 2015 and establish PEBP's 2015 Legislative platform. At PEBP's February meeting held in Las Vegas, the board discussed some of these issues but took no action. The agenda for the April meeting is now available and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
In other news from the PEBP web-site:
Plan design changes for 2015 have been posted on the PEBP home page. To view the information shown in the latest Benefit Wise bulletin, click on the link below:
EXTEND HEALTH HAS CHANGED THEIR NAME!
PEBP announced late last year that Extend Health has become Towers Watson's "One Exchange" in January 2014. The PEBP website information goes on to say the change is a name change ONLY, that nothing else will be different. Participants in Extend Health will have the same benefit advisors, the same Medicare marketplace, and the same phone number (1-888-598-7545) should you need to contact them. When these changes take place, participants will receive a notice from Extend Health with additional details. In other news from Towers Watson, PEBP has announced that there will be visits in June from Towers Watson to provide additional participant education. Click on the link below for visit information.
Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada (PERS)
The next regular meeting of the PERS Board will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Las Vegas in the board room located at 5820 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 220. A link will be posted below when the agenda is available.
PRIVATE STUDY OF NEVADA PERS
YIELDS EXCELLENT RESULTS
The study of Nevada PERS came at the request of Governor Sandoval. The report was revealed this month and contained good news.
To read the entire report, including an introduction from PERS Executive Officer Tina Leiss, click on the link below:
**RGJ VS. NEVADA PERS LAWSUIT**
The Nevada Supreme Court issued a ruling in this case on November 14, 2013. The Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) notified retirees in late January of this year that they had to comply with one part of the order, but the case has been remanded back to the District Court level in Carson City with a hearing set for further discussion April 11 at 10:00 a.m. RPEN, through it's legal counsel, is continuing to follow the case.
Click on the link below to read the entire Supreme Court ruling.
INTERIM RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE TO MEET AGAIN
Another meeting of the Interim Retirement and Benefits Committee of the Nevada State Legislature was held Wednesday, March 26. The committee is an ongoing statutory group whose membership and duties are set forth in Nevada Revised Statute 218E.420. Meeting between biennial sessions of the Nevada Legislature, the IRBC reviews the operations of the Public Employees' Benefits Program (PEBP) as well as the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). They may make recommendations to both groups as well as the Legislative Commmission and Legislature. Their first meeting was held in January, making this the second meeting of the year for the group. To read notes from the meeting, click on the link posted below. This committee is chaired by Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton and co-chaird by Senator Debbie Smith. Other members include Senator David Parks, Senator Joyce Woodhouse, Assemblyman Randy Kirner and Assemblywoman Heidi Swank.
Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN)
The next Executive Committee meeting will be held in Boulder City in July, though the exact dates for the meeting have not yet been determined. More details of that meeting will be posted here when they become available. If you have questions about any information posted on our web-site you can reach the State Office of RPEN in Carson City by calling 1-775-882-7832. Boulder City will also host the 2014 Annual Board of Directors' meeting scheduled for September.
* When the Nevada State Legislature is in session, or when special legislative hearings are being held in the off session years you can view those hearings over the Internet by going to the following web-site: www.leg.state.nv.us
Just go to that web-site and click on Listen to Meetings Live on the Internet