myCalPERS is your gateway to conduct business electronically with CalPERS and access real-time details about your CalPERS account.

Register for myCalPERS

Members: To register for a myCalPERS account, follow these steps:

  1. On the Pre-Log In page, select Active Members & Retirees.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS pre-log in page prompting you to select the appropriate type: Participant or Business Partner.

  2. Select Register Now.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS pre-login page prompting users new to myCalPERS to register now.

  3. Accept the terms and conditions under the Security Agreement.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS pre-login page button prompting you to accept the terms and conditions under the security agreement

  4. Identify yourself. Then, select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS pre-login page required field to enter your first name. Warning below field warns against including your middle name or initial.

  5. Verify your identity by answering a set of questions.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS pre-login page asking you to verify your identity as question 1 of 3, by choosing the option that best answers the statement below (not shown).

  6. Create a Username and Password. Enter your email address. Then, select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS pre-login page required password field. Your password must be at least 8 characters, with no spaces, and is case sensitive.

  7. Choose a security image. Enter a Security Message. Then, select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS pre-login page showing various personal security images you can choose from, such as dolphins, two people fishing, a bald eagle, etc.

  8. Choose your security questions and answers. Then, select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS pre-login page showing the required field labeled Question 1.

  9. When your registration is complete, select Return to Log In.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS login page that welcomes the user and prompts them to log in by entering their username in the required field and select the continue button.

Judges: Not all self-service features in myCalPERS are available for members of the Judges' Retirement Systems (JRS). For assistance with your retirement questions, call JRS at (916) 795-3688.

Recover Your Username or Password

Already have an account and can't remember your log in?

  1. Select Forgot your Username?
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS login page showing the Forgot your Username link next the Username form field.

  2. Identify yourself. Then, select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS username recovery page. Two required form fields are shown: First Name and Last Name. The First Name form field warns users not to include a middle name or initial. The Last Name form field warns users not to include a suffix such as Jr., Sr., I, II, etc.

  3. Select how you'd like to recover your username, then select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS username recovery page. Users are asked how they would like to recover their username and are presented two choices for receiving a passcode: By Email or By Phone.

  4. If you selected
    • By Email: enter the code received, then select Continue.
    • By Text: enter the code you received, then select Continue.
    • Answer your security questions: enter your answers, then select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS login page showing the Forgot your Username link next the Username form field.

  5. Your username displays on the following page.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS username recovery page. Users are asked how they would like to recover their username and are presented two choices for receiving a passcode: By Email or By Phone.
  1. Enter your username. Then, select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS login page showing the required Username form field and a button below that says Continue.

  2. Select Forgot your Password?
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS login page showing the Forgot your Password link next the Password form field.

  3. Identify yourself.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS login page showing the Forgot your Password link next the Password form field.

  4. Select how you want to reset your password, then select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS password recovery page. Two required form fields are shown: First Name and Last Name. The First Name form field warns users not to include a middle name or initial. The Last Name form field warns users not to include a suffix such as Jr., Sr., I, II, etc.

  5. If you selected
    • By Email: enter the code you received, then select Continue.
    • By Text: enter the code you received, then select Continue.
    • Answer your security questions: enter your answers, then select Continue.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS login page showing the Forgot your Password link next the Password form field.

  6. Create a new password, then select Save.
    Screenshot of the myCalPERS login page showing the Forgot your Password link next the Password form field.

If you exceed the allowed number of attempts to validate your identity, your account will be locked to protect your security. To unlock your account, contact us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).

Protect Your Personal Information

We care about the privacy of our members and employers. Your online safety better protects us from bad actors that may look to breach our systems. Get our Cybersecurity Best Practices to ensure you stay safe online.

Explore Your Benefits With myCalPERS

Use myCalPERS to access health information, plan for retirement, conduct business with CalPERS online, and effortlessly enroll in educational offerings or schedule appointments.

myCalPERS allows you to receive health information in a confidential and secure method. When enrolled in CalPERS health coverage, you have 24/7 access to:

  • Access current and historical Health Plan Statements.
  • Confirm current health coverage information in your Health Plan Summary.
  • Find what health plans are available in your area.
  • Research monthly premiums of medical plans with the Search Health Plans tool.
  • Verify which dependents are covered on your current health plan.
  • View Open Enrollment information updates.

Retirees can also:

  • Make health plan changes during Open Enrollment.
  • Change health dependents year-round.

myCalPERS provides resources to help with your plan for retirement. From your account, you can:

  • Apply for service retirement online, or save and print the information.
  • Create a retirement estimate.
  • Download Annual Member Statements.
  • Estimate future retirement benefits and save them to view at a later date.
  • Register for online and instructor-led classes.
  • Register for a CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE).
  • Schedule appointments at one of our eight Regional Offices throughout the state.

With your myCalPERS account, it's quick and convenient to do business with CalPERS. Log in to:

  • Order and download publications.
  • Select mailing preferences for your statements and newsletters.
  • Send and receive secure messages.
  • Transmit account information to third parties, such as banks.
  • View your contact information.

Retirees can also:

  • Modify payment methods.
  • Update contact information.
  • Update federal or California state tax withholding amounts.
  • View tax and benefit statements.
  1. Select the Retirement Estimate Calculator from the Retirement dropdown options.
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  2. Select Start a New Estimate.
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  3. Select how we should calculate your retirement, then select Continue.
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  4. Enter your Monthly Final Compensation ($), then select Continue.
    Note: If the Monthly Final Compensation is already enetered, simply select Continue.
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  5. Select your current work status, then select Continue.
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  6. Select if you want to include sick leave, then select Continue.
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  7. Select if you want to include a survivor, then select Continue.
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  8. Select how many beneficiaries you want to include in your estimate, then select Calculate Estimate.
    Note: A survivor will either be your: Spouse, registered domestic partner, minor children, unmarried disabled children, and economically-dependent parents.
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  9. When your estimate is complete, you can either Save Estimate Scenario or Recalculate Estimate.
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  1. Select Tax Withholding from the Retirement dropdown options.
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  2. Select Change Your Federal Withholding, or Change Your State Withholding.
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  3. Enter your new Tax Withholding information, then select Calculate & Continue.
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  4. Review the impact of changes then select Continue.
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  5. Review the Electronic Signature Agreement, then check the Agreement box.
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  6. Reivew the Tax Withholding Authorization, then select the Authorization box.
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  7. Select Sign and Submit.
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Your CalPERS ID

Each CalPERS member is assigned a unique 10-digit identifier, which we refer to as the CalPERS Identification Number (CalPERS ID).

You can use your CalPERS ID as an alternative to your Social Security number when conducting any CalPERS business.

Your CalPERS ID will always remain the same, even if you retire or go to work for another employer.

Ways to find your CalPERS ID include:

  • Log in to myCalPERS, select Find Your CalPERS ID in the Your Account tile under More Information.
  • Refer to any correspondence from CalPERS, such as your Annual Member Statement.
  • Speak with us by calling 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377) or TTY (877) 249-7442.

Employer Marketing Kit

Use the Employer Marketing Kit to educate your employees on the features and benefits of using myCalPERS.

Send this email content with information about myCalPERS features to your employees.

Are You In? Explore Your Benefits With myCalPERS

CalPERS has made it easy for you to plan for retirement, manage your accounts, and conduct business safely, securely, and reliably using myCalPERS.

  • Do you need help planning for retirement? Use myCalPERS to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a representative at your local CalPERS Regional Office.
  • Want to learn more about your benefits? Log in to register for our free online and instructor-led classes.
  • Want to change your mailing preferences? Use myCalPERS to select whether you would like to view statements and newsletters online or receive them by U.S. mail.

See what myCalPERS can do for you. Visit the CalPERS website or log in to myCalPERS.

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