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The Public Employees Benefits Program (PEBP)

 

NEXT MEETING FOR

PEBP BOARD IS MAY 24

 

This meeting will be held in Carson City at the Nevada State Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street in Room 1214. A video-conference of the meeting will be available in Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer Building, 555 East Washington Ave., in Room 4401.

 

To view the agenda for this meeting, please click on the link provided below.

https://pebp.state.nv.us/wp-content/uploads/

2018/05/05.24.18-Agenda-1.pdf

 

 

 

IT WAS ANOTHER PACKED HOUSE FOR THE LATEST MEETING OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' BENEFITS PROGRAM BOARD

 

The meeting was held April 27 so the Board could discuss and take action on the changes to or replacement of the Hometown Health Providers Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network currently approved for the PEBP Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) through June 2021, following action taken in November 2017 and again March 22 to include two "pilot programs" for the PPO Network and St. Mary's/Carson Tahoe Health. A meeting was originally set for April 20 but the agency's legal counsel brought up an objection from St. Mary's claiming a lack of sufficient notice of the meeting based on the state's open meeting law. Board Chair Patrick Cates said they needed to put the meeting off for at least a week to allow them time to make sure all parties were sufficiently notified of the meeting in accordance with open meetings laws. There were two rooms filled for the April 27 meeting, and for a synopsis of the more than two hour meeting, please click on the link below:

April 27 2018 PEBP Board Notes

 

To view what transpired at the PEBP Board's March 22 meeting, please click on a link below:

 

PEBP Meeting Notes

 

PEBP also posts a Quarterly Newsletter online at their website. To view the latest issue (April 2018), please click on the link below.

 

PEBP_April_2018_Newsletter

 

 

 

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For additional information about PEBP, please visit their web-site by clicking on the link below.

https://pebp.state.nv.us/

 

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INTERIM RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE MEETING FEBRUARY 22 WAS WELL ATTENDED BY RPEN MEMBERS!

 

The meeting was held in Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, at 555 E. Washington Ave., and video-conferenced to Room 3138 of the Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City. There were five RPEN members in Carson City from three chapters, Fernley, Carson and Washoe as well as fourteen RPEN members in Las Vegas from four chapters, Henderson, Las Vegas, Summerlin and Boulder City. To view highlights of the meeting, click on the link below.

 

FEB 22 INTERIM RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE

 

The IRBC generally meets twice per year during non-Legislative years to consider issues involving the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and Public Employees' Benefits Program (PEBP). This was their first meeting since the Legislature ended last June. The Committee consists of the following lawmakers:

 

Senator Ben Kieckhefer (District 16/Northern Nevada)

Email: Ben.Kieckhefer@sen.state.nv.us

Phone: 1-775-223-9618

 

Senator Julia Ratti ((District 13/Northern Nevada)

Email: Julia.Ratti@sen.state.nv.us

Phone: 1-775-525-0359

 

Senator Joyce Woodhouse (District 5/Southern Nevada)

Email: Joyce.Woodhouse@sen.state.nv.us

Phone: 1-702-896-1453

 

Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (District 14/Southern Nevada)

Email: Maggie.Carlton@asm.state.nv.us

Phone: 1-702-236-5401

 

Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (District 11/Southern Nevada)

Email: Olivia.Diaz@asm.state.nv.us

Phone: 1-702-501-8994

 

Assemblyman Al Kramer (District 40/Northern Nevada)

Email: Al.Kramer@asm.state.nv.us

Phone: 1-775-721-5865

 

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ORAL ARGUMENTS HEARD BEFORE NEVADA'S SUPREME COURT MARCH 7 IN THE CASE OF NPRI (NEVADA POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE) VERSUS

NEVADA PERS (PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 

The hearing was March 7, and as of May 14 no decision has been made by the state's high court. PERS has been subjected to lawsuits since 2011 when the first one arose from the Reno Gazette Journal (DBA Reno Newspapers, Inc). PERS is trying to protect retirees' from the threat of identity theft by keeping certain identifying information from public view. RPEN was well represented at the hearing with members from six of our Northern Nevada Chapters there (Washoe, Sparks, Carson, Bi-Valley, Fernley and Churchill), as we have been since the first lawsuit arose seven years ago. To read more about the March hearing, please click on the link below.

March 7 NV Supreme Court NPRI vs NV PERS

 

 

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Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada (PERS)

 

The next meeting of the PERS Board will be in Las Vegas on May 17 and will be held in the PERS Board Room located at 5740 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 120. An agenda for this meeting is posted below.

 

https://www.nvpers.org/public/boardBusiness/minutes/2018/0518ag.pdf

 

 

 

Post Retirement Increases are a huge issue for many retirees, so much so that RPEN asked PERS Executive Officer Tina Leiss and Operations Officer Cheryl Price, to address PRI's during RPEN's annual conference held in September in Summerlin. During a workshop at the meeting they presented the following PowerPoint program. To view this educational document please click on the link below:

 

2017 CPI Report for RPEN Annual Meeting Workshop Sept 20

 

 

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For more information about Nevada PERS please visit their web-site by clicking on the link below.

http://www.nvpers.org/

 

 

 

 

RPEN LEGISLATIVE ALERTS

79TH SESSION OF THE

NEVADA STATE LEGISLATURE

TO VIEW PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW:

 

021017 LEGISLATIVE ALERT I

021717 LEGISLATIVE ALERT II

022417 LEGISLATIVE ALERT III

030317 LEGISLATIVE ALERT IV

031317 LEGISLATIVE ALERT V

031717 LEGISLATIVE ALERT VI

032717 LEGISLATIVE ALERT VII

040317 LEGISLATIVE ALERT VIII

041017 LEGISLATIVE ALERT IX

041717 LEGISLATIVE ALERT X

042117 LEGISLATIVE ALERT XI

050117 LEGISLATIVE ALERT XII

050517 LEGISLATIVE ALERT XIII

051217 LEGISLATIVE ALERT XIV

051917 LEGISLATIVE ALERT XV

052717 LEGISLATIVE ALERT XVI

060317 LEGISLATIVE ALERT XVII

060617 LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP

 

To go straight to the Nevada Legislative website now, please click on the link below:

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/

 

(ALSO SEE THE LINK "LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS" ON OUR HOME PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION)

 


 

 

RPEN Executive Committee Meets July 18-19, 2018

 

The next RPEN Executive Committee meeting will be held July 18-19 at the Sparks Nugget where RPEN's Annual Convention will be hosted jointly by our Sparks and Washoe Chapters September 18-21.

 

For additional information on RPEN business, please contact the State Office at 1-775-882-7832, or email us at info@rpen.org

 

 

 

 

* Legislative meetings can also be seen/heard live over the Internet at: www.leg.state.nv.us Just go to that Web site and click on Listen to Meetings Live on the Internet

 

05/14/2018