Our Values

Integrity, Leadership, Advocacy, Education


Our Vision

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.


Our Mission 

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.

Our History

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:

Phone:   951.788.0330

E-Mail:   CPHCC@keenan.com

You may also download our application for membership:


Our Team
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.


Jessica Hurst, Treasurer

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