See what details should be taken care of if you have or adopt a child.

Retirement

The birth or adoption of a child revokes a beneficiary designation you may currently have on file. Review your beneficiary designation. If you need to make changes, log in to your my|CalPERS account to make changes online, or complete the appropriate designation forms depending on if you're still working or retired:

If you're retired, review your current tax withholding and exemptions. To make changes, log in to your my|CalPERS account or complete our Tax Withholding Election (PDF).

Health Benefits Coverage

  • Active members - Contact your personnel office as soon as possible to add your new child to your health coverage. Your employer will need a copy of the birth certificate or adoption papers. Be sure to provide your new child's Social Security number.
  • Retirees - Contact us as soon as possible to add your child to your coverage. We will need a copy of the birth certificate or adoption papers.

Long-Term Care

Children under the age of 18 are not currently eligible for long-term care (LTC) coverage. However, you should review your LCT options in case you become injured and can't care for yourself or your child. Contact CalPERS Long-Term Care for more information.

Deferred Compensation Plans

Contact your savings plan to review or change your beneficiary information:

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