Wednesday, September 3, 2008

CSU Grad Chosen to Head CalPERS Health Plan Administration

California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has chosen a CSU graduate, Ellen Badley, as Chief of the Office of Health Plan Administration. CalPERS states:

As Chief of the Office of Health Plan Administration, Badley will oversee the research and development of new products and alternative approaches to health care, and facilitate the negotiation of annual premiums. She will also direct contracting efforts with the System's two Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans (Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California), three self-funded Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans – PERS Select, PERS Choice and PERSCare, and three affiliated Association plans for California public safety officers. In addition, she will oversee the CalPERS Long-Term Care Program.

Badley has a bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno, and a master's degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California.

CalPERS administers health insurance and other benefits for state employees, including CSU employees represented by CSUEU.


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