The menu of options for next year includes four new HMO providers -- Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, Sharp Health and UnitedHealthcare - in addition to current providers Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente.
The fund, which administers health insurance for about 1.4 million members and their qualified dependents, spent $7 billion on medical coverage in 2012 on behalf of more than 3,000 government organizations. Among U.S. employers, only the federal government spends more.
Some pertinent links:
CalPERS 2014 Health Plan Summary lays out which plans are available according to county.
The Health Plan ZIP Code Search allows users to search for health insurance options by ZIP code.
The Health Plan Chooser is a tool allows you to enter information about your employer's medical insurance contribution and your health history to generate a chart that compares plans and your projected out-of-pocket costs.
PHOTO: The courtyard at CalPERS headquarters in Sacramento is shown on Nov. 8, 2005. The Sacramento Bee/ Jay Mather.