The Group Insurance Trust of the California Society of CPAs has helped California CPAs and their employees and families with health care insurance needs since 1959 and its operations have grown over the years. In 2012, the Trust offered self-insured medical, dental and vision plans and health savings arrangements with total premiums of approximately $50 million.
As we enter 2013, the Trust is watching developments on both the federal and state levels in health care reform. There has never been a time of greater uncertainty in the health care marketplace.
The Trust’s new CEO, Ron Lang, follows health care reform proposals closely and has identified a number of proposals that may affect the Trust and those it serves. His understanding of this complex subject is very impressive. He is backed in his efforts by our experienced staff and contractors and keeps the Board of Trustees up to date on developments. As proposals become more tangible, the Trust will continue to monitor developments and take appropriate actions.
December 2012 was a bitter sweet time for me personally since I retired at the end of the year as Chairman of the Board after 15 years in that role. I became Chairman of the Trust in 1997 right after finishing my term as President and Chairman of the Board of CalCPA. This month caps off over 30 years of leadership in CalCPA, including the last 15 with the Trust. I suspect I will miss it. Thank you for the opportunities you have provided to me.
The Trust is in good hands. The 12 CPAs who make up the Board of Trustees have experience with the Trust ranging from two to more than 40 years.
I wish you all good health and prosperity in 2013 and the years ahead.
Gale L. Case, CPA, CFE
Chairman of the Board
Group Insurance Trust of the
California Society of CPAs