To Control Costs, CalPERS Rejects All Bids for 2002


In a dramatic attempt to keep a lid on health care premiums, the California Public Employees' Retirement System threw out every bid it received from health plans competing for a chunk of its business in 2002.

CalPERS says it was offered premium hikes ranging from 5 to 40 percent. Plans were invited to re-bid, though now CalPERS will select only the seven most competitive bids. The country's second-largest health care purchaser currently contracts with 11 plans.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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