Integrity, Leadership, Advocacy, Education
California Purchasers Health Care Coalition (CPHCC) will be the premier leader and source for advocacy, education, and service to member organization purchasers for affordable, cost effective, quality health care.
California Purchasers Health Care Coalition (CPHCC) and its member organizations will lead, collaborate, educate, and leverage its membership to enable its members to provide more affordable, cost-effective, quality health care.
In 1992, the California Public Employers-Employees Trust Fund Group was formed to encourage education and collaborative efforts of the various Jointly Managed Trusts serving public school districts in California. Over the years this coalition has benefited hundreds of school districts and thousands of employees and their dependents. In 2012, the Board of Directors modified the by-laws to allow both public and private sector employers membership in the Coalition.
Today, CPHCC represents over 350,000 lives from our member organizations. And the more we grow, the more our members can save.
CPHCC is managed by Keenan & Associates located in Riverside, California. If you are interested in CPHCC membership please contact CPHCC Manager, Karyn Goodsite at Keenan & Associates:
You may also download our application for membership:
Current Members of the Coalition:
California Teachers Association Employees' Health and Welfare Benefits Trust
California Valued Trust (CVT)
Gold Coast Joint Benefits Trust
Michael B. Larsen, Chairperson
Ellen Alcalá, Vice Chair
Currently the Executive Director of Municipalities Colleges Schools Insurance Group (MCSIG). MCSIG is a Joint Powers Authority on California’s Central Coast. Michael also serves as Chair of the California Purchases Health Care Coalition, and Health Care Member of the CAJPA Legislative oversight committee.
Prior to joining MCSIG, Mr. Larsen worked as CFO for Soledad Community Health Care District in Central California.
Before joining the Health Care District, Mr. Larsen worked for Snow, Christensen & Martineau for 14 years.
Michael also spent a couple of years working for the Utah Jazz, and had the privilege of auditing the retail division both years they went to the finals against the Chicago Bulls in the late 90’s.
Ellen Alcalá is the Employee Benefits Manager for the California Schools Employee Benefits Association (“CSEBA”), a consortium of public educational agencies that pool together to purchase employee benefits. In her role, Ellen oversees the day to day operations of the benefits department and has oversight for 48 school districts that participate in the CSEBA JPA for benefits. Ellen was the Chair of CPHCC from 2014 through 2017 and is the past President of her local Toastmasters Organization. Ellen has over 20 years of experience in the Employee Benefits field. Ellen’s prior experience includes Senior Account Manager at Kaiser Permanente, and a Consultant for a Large National Brokerage Firm.
Laura Josh, Secretary
Jessica Hurst, Treasurer
Laura Josh works with public clients, including school districts, cities and counties, to identify cost-savings solutions for their health care needs. She joined McGregor & Associates in 2008 to support California Schools VEBA in their expansion efforts. Prior to that, she worked as a communications consultant with a major consulting firm, where she focused on developing and executing large-scale organizational change and communication campaigns. Her work has been awarded a Gold Quill by the International Association of Business Communicators.
Laura has her MBA from the University of California and her BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in San Diego with her husband, new baby girl and black lab.