Wedding, et al. v. California Public Employees Retirement System, et al., Case No. BC517444
If you were a California Citizen on February 1, 2013 and you purchased a Long-Term Care insurance policy from CalPERS that included inflation protection benefits, and you were subjected to the 85% premium increase announced by CalPERS in 2013 and implemented in 2015 and 2016, you are entitled to participate in a proposed class action settlement.
The Settlement resolves a class action lawsuit for a subgroup of Class Members that included claims that CalPERS breached the insurance contract between Plaintiffs and other individuals who purchased a Long-Term Care Policy (either LTC1 or LTC2) who had automatic inflation protection benefits by raising premiums 85% for these Class Members. This increase was announced by CalPERS in 2013 and implemented in 2015 and 2016. CalPERS denies all liability to Settlement Class Members, and asserts that it did not breach the terms of the contract of insurance and has entered into the Settlement solely for purposes of resolving this dispute.
The Settlement provides different benefits to Settlement Class Members depending on whether they are current policyholders who are not On Claim, current policyholders who are On Claim, or prior policyholders who allowed their CalPERS Long-Term Care (“LTC”) Policy to lapse, exhausted their benefits, or passed away. The various Settlement categories and benefits provided by the Settlement for each category are outlined in the Class Notice and on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website.
Please note that Individual Settlement Award Forms were sent via mail and email (where available) to all Settlement Class Members, and those forms identified the Initial Settlement Category into which you fall and the amount of benefit that you may be entitled to receive from the Settlement. If you did not get notice and believe you are part of this Settlement, please contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-866-217-8056 (Toll-Free).
Your rights and options as a Settlement Class Member—and how to exercise them—are explained in more detail on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website.