Posted Jan.01, 2010 in General
We’d all like to wish you a happy and healthy new year!!
Posted Jan.01, 2010 in General
Posted Dec.31, 2009 in General
A note from Gale L. Case–Chairman of the Board of Directors
As we enter the second decade of the 21st Century, much is happening in the medical care realm. The House and Senate have each passed different versions of health care reform and the final outcome awaits conference committee negotiations and final action by Congress early in 2010. It seems likely that something will be adopted, but what it will be is pretty much anyone’s guess.
Meanwhile, the CalCPA Group Insurance Trust has just completed 50 years in the medical insurance business and continues to serve the needs of California CPA firms, their employees and dependents. The Trust is proud to have helped its customers control their medical care costs by keeping premium increases to roughly 7 percent per year for the past 6 years, at a time when average premium increases in the California small-group market have ranged from 9 to 14 percent. The Trust is also proud to be the only entity of its type in the U.S. to achieve and maintain an A.M. Best rating (B++).
Because the ProtectPlus program is “for CPAs, by CPAs” we listen to members’ suggestions and beginning in 2010, several of our Preferred Provider (PPO) plans offer, as a standard provision, the first 6 office visits of the year free from copay. This has been a popular feature and another way in which the Trust helps you save money on your healthcare.
Another 2010 money saver comes from a reduction in pharmacy copays from $15 to $10 for generic drugs. The use of generic drugs rather than much more expensive brand drugs is a major way to control growth in health care costs.
The Trust continues to see CPA firms moving to the use of high-deductible HSA-eligible plans as a way to control the cost of providing health care coverage for their employees. As a result, the Trust increased the number of HSA-eligible plans and now offers three high deductible healthcare plans – with deductibles of $1,500, $2,500 and $2,850 – to provide a range of choices to employers.
We hope that 2010 is a year of prosperity and good health for all CalCPA members and their families and we thank you for your continued support.
Best wishes for a joyous and healthy New Year,
Gale L. Case
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Posted Dec.24, 2009 in General
We simply want to wish everyone happy holidays, and the best for the New Year. We will be closed from December 24th, through November 4th, please forward any inquires to our plan administrators Banyan.
Customer Service: (877) 480-7923
Fax (877) 237-4519, or
Posted Dec.18, 2009 in Health & Wellness
From Eating Well Cookbook (2004)
Canned evaporated milk—not to be confused with sweetened condensed milk—is a standard ingredient in many pumpkin pie recipes. Making the simple switch from evaporated whole milk to evaporated skim milk lowers the saturated fat in your pie, while maintaining its rich texture.
8 servings / Prep Time: 30 minutes / Total Time: 3 hours (including pastry time)
Essential EatingWell Pie Pastry, (recipe follows)
Posted Nov.26, 2009 in General
With everything that’s gone on this year we know it’s been hard, and we at CalCPA ProtectPlus just wanted to thank you for all of your support as members.
We have undergone a lot of changes (new administrators, new website features, new plans for Open Enrollment) this year, but we know they are for the best, and mainly to make your experience with us that much better.
We have many things to be thankful for this year, and you are one of them. All of us here at CalCPA ProtectPlus want to wish you the best this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!