If you were a California Citizen on February 1, 2013, and you purchased a Long-Term Care (“LTC”) Insurance Policy between 1995 and 2004 (LTC1 or LTC2) from CalPERS that included “automatic 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 this proposed new class action settlement.
If you submitted your Claim Form by mail, it must be postmarked on or before June 6, 2023. If you are a Category A Class Member and did not submit a Claim Form by the deadline, you will be deemed to have elected Option 2.
Settlement Class Members in Settlement Category A must continue to make premium payments to CalPERS until the Settlement becomes Final in order to remain in Category A. If you cancel or otherwise let your Policy lapse before the Settlement becomes Final, you will no longer be in Category A and will no longer be eligible to receive either of the options available to those in Category A.
This Settlement resolves a class action lawsuit for Class Members who purchased a Long-Term Care Policy (either LTC1 or LTC2) with automatic inflation protection benefits and were subject to the 85% announced by CalPERS in 2013 and implemented in 2015 and 2016. Plaintiffs claim this was a breach of contract. CalPERS denies all liability to Settlement Class Members and asserts that it did not breach the terms of the contract of insurance and has agreed to the New Settlement solely for purposes of resolving this dispute.
Unfortunately, because too many Class Members elected to opt out of the Prior Settlement and keep their CalPERS LTC policies, the Prior Settlement was terminated on April 20, 2022. However, a new proposed class action settlement (the “New Settlement,” "Settlement," or “Second Settlement”) has been reached between CalPERS and Plaintiffs on behalf of themselves and the proposed Settlement Class. This is a new settlement with different terms and conditions.
The New 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 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 on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website.
Please note that Individual Settlement Award Letters were sent via mail and email (where available) to all Settlement Class Members, and those letters identified the Initial Settlement Category into which you fall and the amount of benefit that you may be entitled to receive from the Settlement based on your Policyholder status as of December 31, 2022. Please carefully read the Notice you received, and, if required, respond to the Notice. Any selection you made with respect to the Prior Settlement will not be carried over to the New Settlement.
If you did not get notice and believe you are part of this Settlement, please contact the Settlement Administrator at info@CalpersLTCClassAction.com.
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.