California Governor Passes Assembly Bill No. 1124
Sep 29, 2020 — On September 29, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB1124, an important piece of legislature sponsored by California Schools VEBA that will bring health care innovation back to California and will help lower health care costs.
This bill authorizes two pilot programs— one in Northern California and one in Southern California— to allow employers to contract directly with hospitals and doctors for the health care services for VEBA members under a capitated system—which means all health care services are provided at a set price. This format provides efficiencies in high-quality care for patients and a guaranteed income for providers.
If California Schools VEBA is able to participate in this pilot, our work would focus on increasing access to mental health care services, improved health care quality, and cost reductions for our VEBA members and their families.
VEBA Mentioned by Dr. Brian Alman on KUSI News
Oct 18, 2020 — Dr. Brian Alman, author and psychologist, mentioned California Schools VEBA and the VEBA Resource Center on the KUSI News segment: Staying Positive During the Pandemic. He stated that teachers and schools are one of the most stressed groups during this pandemic, and highlighted how VEBA is supporting its schools and teachers.