Welcome to this week’s CASE Files, part of our commitment to keep you up-to-date on our work to increase your salary, improve and protect your benefits, and to aggressively represent your interests in every forum where your employment and professional interests are at stake.
CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ UPDATE
CASE Board of Directors Meeting – Friday, August 19. The next CASE Board of Directors meeting is this Friday, August 19. Interested CASE Members may register here to attend via zoom. Make sure to register by noon tomorrow, Thursday August 18, to ensure you receive the zoom link.
ON THE DOCKET
Remind Your Non-Member Friends: Per Article III, Section 15, the Board has set Friday, August 26, 2022 as the deadline to join CASE for those who wish to vote in the upcoming Board election or to cast a vote for or against the next MOU once an agreement is reached.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
News Headlines. Recent media reports of interest to Unit 2 legal professionals:
- Women and minority lawyers gain ground in Calif., but white men still predominate
- State attorney general urges public sector workers to apply for student loan forgiveness before deadline
- Heavy-duty truck group drops lawsuit against California air regulators
- Decision day: Which bills did California lawmakers kill?
Retirement Estimates Made Easy.. Your retirement benefits are an incredibly important and valuable piece of your compensation as a Unit 2 employee of the State, but figuring out your post-career payment is complicated, time-consuming, and changes with your career circumstances. However, If you want to get a quick forecast of your annual pension payment, CalPERS has an easy-to-use Retirement Estimate Calculator that will give you a reasonable approximation based on a few key pieces of your career and salary history. Plus, you can enter different scenarios to see different outcomes. This link opens the website’s terms-of-use statement, which you must acknowledge to open the tool.
New Insurance Benefit Coming. CASE Files mentioned this last week, but it’s worth highlighting again: Be sure to look for information next month on a new insurance offering from The Standard exclusively for CASE members:Critical Illness coverage. You’ll also have the opportunity to schedule meetings with representatives from The Standard to discuss different offerings available to CASE Members.
Of course, CASE Members receive a free basic life insurance plan from The Standard, plus the opportunity to participate in supplemental life insurance and long term disability coverage at group rates. Group rates mean better plan features and lower costs than many individual plans. CASE members can access more details about the programs and enrollment materials here.