Friday, March 4, 2011

PEBP update: Conklin asks the tough questions

From our intrepid and indefatiguable Sondra Cosgrove

This morning the Joint Government Subcommittees concluded testimony on the PEBP changes. Executive Officer of the PEBP Board Jim Wells reviewed the circumstances driving the changes and then the process for moving retired employees into the Medicare Exchange Program. Chairman Marcus Conklin stated more than once that the rationale for the changes did not justify shifting so much of the cost over to the plan participants. Assemblyman Conklin expressed grave concern over singling out public employees to make disproportionate sacrifice for no other reason than being public employees.

If you can, please contact Chairman Conklin to thank him for his support and willingness to stand up for public employees. His email address is:

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