Birth or Adoption
See what details should be taken care of if 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 my|CalPERS 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)
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.
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:
- CalPERS 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
- CalPERS Supplemental Contributions Plan
- Savings Plus
- State Peace Officers' & Firefighters' Supplemental Plans
- Beneficiary Designation
- CalPERS Long-Term Care
- Deferred Compensation
- Member Education