Birth or Adoption
Check what details you need to take care of when you have or adopt a child.
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 myCalPERS account to make changes online, or complete the appropriate designation forms depending on if you're still working or retired:
- Active members - Pre-Retirement Lump Sum Beneficiary Designation (PDF)
- Retirees - Changing Your Beneficiary or Monthly Benefit After Retirement (PUB 98) (PDF)
If you're retired, review your current tax withholding and exemptions. To make changes, log in to your myCalPERS 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’ll need a copy of the birth certificate or adoption papers.
Children under the age of 18 are not currently eligible for long-term care (LTC) coverage. However, you should review your LTC 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:
- Beneficiary Designation
- CalPERS Long-Term Care
- Deferred Compensation
- Member Education