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In 1917 a group of PG&E Employees formed the Pacific Service Employees Association to coordinate Athletic and Social Activities for the Company. In the 1920s the Association expanded into Disability Benefits, Home Study Education programs, and made the first monetary loans to PG&E Employees.
In the 1930s and 1940s, PSEA created the Pacific Service Employees Credit Union to provide savings and loan opportunities for PG&Eers and established family vacation camps at PG&E Hydro facilities for PG&Eers and their families. PSEA administered the first Hospitalization plan for PG&E Employees. The PSE Voluntary Plan was established in lieu of the States Disability Insurance Plan. The Hospitalization Plan was also extended to Retired Employees.
In the 1950s and 1960s, PSEA established a separate PSEA Hospitalization Plan and established the PSEA Blood Bank Program. PSEA established a separate organization, the Pacific Service Employees Benefit Association, to administer the hospitalization plans, the Death Benefit Plan and the Disability plans.
In the 1970s, PSEA organized the PSEA Public Speaking Club (5:30 Club) and established a self-supporting discount travel and tour program. In the 1980s, PSEA established their Community Relations Programs, started the first employee Personal Computer Club and developed the PG&E logo merchandise program. Concurrent with the 1989 Loma Pereita Earthquake, the association created the Emergency Relief and Assistance Funds from Medical Plan premium reserves to assist PG&E Employees and Retirees in their time of need.
In the 1990s, PSEA has added the Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance benefit for its Members, combined the education and public speaking program into a self-development program. PSEA has earned the Eastwood Award from the National Employees Service and Recreation Association and the best Employee Association in the country among its peer group.
PSEA has become self sufficient since 1994 through Member dues and Member supported benefit programs. The Retired Employee Members have taken on a larger role within the organization and are represented on the Board of Trustees and Directors of the Associations.
In 1997, PSEA celebrated its 80th Anniversary with a social gathering of its Members at Marine World Africa USA with over 17,000 family members in attendance.
In 1998, PSEA made available a second dental program and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for Retiree Members.
In 1999, PSEA announced group discounted auto and home insurance for Members and their families. PSEA also established a website, PSEAFFF.com to provide expanded information and contacts to all Members.
In 2000, PSEA established a Discount Ticket Program providing Members significant savings on pre-purchased tickets.
In 2001, PSEA expanded the AD&D Insurance coverage for Active Members, negotiated better premiums and benefits for the Retiree Dental programs and provided increased vision discounts.
There are currently 18 local PSEA Volunteer Chapters and 18 Retired Employee Clubs providing social venues for our members throughout Northern & Central California.
With the year 2007, PSEA continues the challenge of serving its 23,000 Members and their families, in this new age of constant change, with member valued programs, services, and activities.
We invite PG&E, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, to partake of all of our family oriented activities, benefits and services. But most of all, we invite you to be a part of the PSEA Family by becoming a PSEA Volunteer and share the PSEA Family Spirit and camaraderie with your fellow employees and family members.
Become an active participant in "Your Association"!! Your fellow PSEA members are just a phone call, e-mail, fax, hand shake or smile away...