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CalPERS agrees to pay $800 million to settle LTC insurance cost dispute

Posted On: Mar. 22, 2023 9:54 AM CST

The California Public Employees Retirement System is preparing to pay out roughly $800 million to settle claims that it misled retirees when it began offering long-term care insurance in the late 1990s and pledged it wouldn’t substantially raise rates on certain plans, The Desert Sun reports. The nation’s largest public pension fund in the 1990s and early 2000s sold long-term care insurance with so-called inflation-protection that members believed would shield them from dramatic spikes in premiums. CalPERS nonetheless hiked long-term care insurance rates by 85% in 2012 and continued to raise fees in subsequent years.