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September 21, 2022 CASE Files

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 
Open Enrollment Season. Last week, we let you know about open enrollment for CASE’s newest group-rate insurance offerings: Accident Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance. Open enrollment closes September 30. Catch up on the details here

CalPERS Open Enrollment Through October 14. From September 19 to October 14, active CalPERS members can also make changes to their health care plans. You can learn about available plans, changes to existing plans, compare coverage, and more at the CalPERS website

2023 CoBen Contributions. With the new MOU ratified, we can confirm that the 2023 monthly CoBen amounts are as follows:

SingleTwo-PartyFamily
$735$1,461$1,888

CalHR’s CoBen calculator has also been updated to reflect these rates to assist you in planning for 2023.

Click here for a chart of many of the most popular health plans and estimated out-of-pocket costs based on the 2023 CoBen.  

BETTER KNOW YOUR MOU
Double The Good You Can Do In Your Community. With students back in classes across the state, extracurricular activities are also back in action with many clubs and organizations needing volunteers. Did you know that Article 9.12 of the Unit 2 MOU provides CASE Members with up to 40 hours of mentoring leave each year to participate in mentoring activities? 

Mentoring leave is paired with personal leave, so every hour of your own time used is matched with an hour of mentoring leave. To qualify, you must have committed to mentor a child or youth through a mentoring organization that meets quality assurance standards for a minimum of one school year.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
News Headlines. Recent media reports of interest to Unit 2 legal professionals:

MOU IMPLEMENTATION
No Timeline Updates This Week. CASE continues to monitor the implementation process for the new CASE MOU and will update you on when you can expect to see the retroactive 2.5% GSI payment as soon as we have a date from CalHR and the State Controller’s Office. Several benefits take effect starting October 1 (the pay period following the MOU’s September ratification), such as increased commute program rates. If CalHR has not transmitted the necessary documentation to departments in time for you to purchase transit passes, you will be eligible to be made whole for the difference between what you pay and the new benefit amount in the MOU. Increased local and specialty bar dues reimbursement rates are effective November 1. Stay tuned for further updates. 

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