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 280,000 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
Ellen Alcalá, Chairperson
Anthony Parreira, Vice Chair
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.
Anthony Parreira has been a member of the California’s Valued Trust (CVT) Board of Trustees since 2007 and has served as both a labor trustee and a management trustee for the Trust. CVT is one of California’s largest self-funded PPO public schools trust in the state. Anthony was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Los Banos Unified School District in 2014 and has served as its Board president since his election. In 2014 Anthony retired as a band director/music educator after 37 years of teaching for the Los Banos Unified School District. Anthony is also a parade judge and serves on board of directors of the Pacific Coast Judges Association and is currently its Director of Parades.
Jackie Benson, Treasurer
John Vigrass, Secretary
Currently Ms. Benson serves as Treasurer of the California Purchasers Health Care Coalition (CPHCC) and also as President of the Regional Employer/Employee Partnership for Benefits (“REEP”). REEP is a joint powers authority that represents 32 member districts and serves over 22,000 employees and retirees in the Inland Empire.
Ms. Benson is also employed as the Director of Fiscal Services for Jurupa Unified School District, overseeing a budget totaling over $200 million and covers payroll and benefits for approximately 2,000 employees.
Ms. Benson has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, maintains an active CPA License, and is a Certified Governmental Financial Manager. Prior to her experience at Jurupa Unified, Ms. Benson served as a Fiscal Oversight Coordinator for the Riverside County Office of Education and audited school districts with a local CPA firm. Ms. Benson currently has over 10 years of accounting and school district experience and enjoys serving the interest of public education and employee benefits.
John spent 20 years in the Jurupa Unified School District, first as a substitute, then a 5th and 6th grade teacher, and the last four years as president of the 1,000-member teachers association, NEA-Jurupa. Since 2013 he has been Executive Director of Citrus Belt Uniserv, supporting educators in the Rialto, Yucaipa-Calimesa, Jurupa, and Redlands school districts. John has over 20 years of collective bargaining experience on the labor side and extensive experience with public sector health care and insurance, serving on the boards and committees with REEP, CICCS, CPHCC, CHCC as well as a number of local district committees. John played baseball and earned a business degree at UC Riverside, going on to earn a Master of Public Administration from Cal State San Bernardino.