Event classes are repeated throughout the day. You don't need to attend them in any specific order. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Early Through Mid-career

The earlier you develop an understanding of your retirement benefits, the more prepared you'll be to plan for your financial future. In this class you'll learn the basics about the different sources of retirement income, how your CalPERS retirement is calculated, purchasing service credit, pre-retirement death benefits, what happens if you leave your employer, the importance of establishing a CalPERS Special Power of Attorney, and other useful tools and resources.

CalPERS Retirement Benefits - Early Through Mid-Career Members (PDF, 1.59 MB)

Having a good understanding of your health benefits is important. If your employer contracts with CalPERS for health coverage, then this class is for you. You'll learn about the role of your health benefits officer, eligibility and enrollment, COBRA and direct pay, health plans, and available tools and resources. This class will also include information for state members about vesting, dental and vision coverage. This class is only for participants who have, or are eligible for, CalPERS health benefits.

CalPERS Health Benefits - Early Through Mid-Career Members (PDF, 1 MB)

In addition to your CalPERS retirement pension, another way to supplement your retirement income is through a deferred compensation plan. Learn why saving for retirement is more important than ever and how you determine the amount of money you might need in retirement. It's never too early to start saving for a secure future.

The information provided in the Deferred Compensation class is useful to all CalPERS members. This class is presented by the Savings Plus Program, which provides the 401(k) and 457 plans for state employees. If you're a public agency or school member, contact your employer or plan administrator about the plans available to you.

Deferred Compensation - Invest in Your Future (PDF)

Nearing Retirement

Retirement is something you look forward to, so it's important to understand your retirement benefits and be prepared to make the right decisions. In this class, you'll learn about the different types of CalPERS retirement, the three factors used in your pension calculation, retirement payment options, retirement estimates, the importance of establishing a CalPERS Special Power of Attorney, and other useful tools and resources.

CalPERS Retirement Benefits - Members Nearing Retirement (PDF, 1.83 MB)

If your employer contracts with CalPERS for health coverage, this class will provide an overview of your CalPERS health benefits and how to prepare for a smooth transition into retirement. We will review eligibility and enrollment for health into retirement and the different types of plans that may be available to you. You'll also learn about Medicare and other useful tools and resources. Also included is information for state members about vesting, dental and vision coverage.

This class is only for participants who have, or are eligible for, health benefits with CalPERS.

CalPERS Health Benefits into Retirement (PDF, 1.04 MB)

Learn how to manage and protect your deferred compensation after you retire. This class will help you evaluate your retirement needs and provide ideas on how to efficiently manage your assets. You'll learn about new retirement risks, the importance of reassessing your retirement needs, and how to use 401(k) and 457 plans to your advantage. In addition, you'll learn ways to minimize risk to create a dependable and lasting income stream.

The information provided in the Deferred Compensation class is useful to all CalPERS members. This class is presented by the Savings Plus Program, which provides the 401(k) and 457 plans for state employees. If you're a public agency or school member, contact your employer or plan administrator about the plans available to you.

Deferred Compensation - Nearing Retirement (PDF)

All

Did you know my|CalPERS is your gateway to conducting business electronically with us? See what you can do, and learn how to communicate with us on your secure account. We will review retirement estimates and the retirement options available to you. In addition, you'll learn about applying for service retirement online, updating your beneficiaries, ordering and downloading publications, registering for classes, viewing your annual member statements, and your health plan information.

my|CalPERS & Your Retirement Options (PDF, 2.21 MB)

Gain a general understanding of the Social Security benefits available to you and your family. Topics include basic Social Security benefits, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), Government Pension Offset (GPO), and Medicare. In addition, you'll learn how to access your my Social Security account and the features and resources available to you.

Social Security - With You Through Life's Journey - Social Security Sponsored (PDF, 2.48 MB)

Social Security - Making Sense of Social Security - CalPERS Sponsored (PDF, 2.47 MB)

How Social Security Can Help You Plan for Retirement (Video)