December 4, 2014

External Affairs
(916) 795-3991
Robert Udall Glazier, Deputy Executive Officer
Brad Pacheco, Chief, Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Fred Sater, Information Officer

Serving Members Where They Live and Work

SACRAMENTO, CA - During the first six months of 2015, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) will host seven CalPERS Benefits Education Events throughout the state to inform members about programs and benefits available to them. The first CalPERS Benefits Education Event is scheduled for Cathedral City on January 30 and 31, followed by events in San Luis Obispo, Irvine, Olympic Valley, San Diego, Pasadena, and Redwood City. The schedule reflects an effort to reach more CalPERS members, including those in remote locales.

Open to all members, including public agency, school and state employees, the events are designed to provide details about benefits and services relevant to members new to CalPERS through mid-career, as well as those planning to retire in approximately five years or less.

CalPERS program area experts will be offering a wealth of information on supplemental savings plans, service credit, long-term care, retirement and health benefits, college savings, social media, and more. Representatives from the CalPERS Regional Offices will also be on hand to answer questions.

The events will feature breakout sessions on topics such as - Retirement Benefits, Health Benefits, and Deferred Compensation, which are all designed for early career members and those approaching retirement, plus Social Security.

Dates and locations for the 2015 CalPERS Benefits Education Events are:

Cathedral City: January 30, 31
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Desert Princess Palm Springs
San Luis Obispo: February 6, 7
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites
Irvine: March 13, 14
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
Olympic Valley: April 10, 11
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Squaw Creek
San Diego: May 8, 9
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Doubletree San Diego/Mission Valley
Pasadena: June 5, 6
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hilton Pasadena
Redwood City: June 12, 13
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Visit the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page for more information and to register. Included on the site is the “What’s a CBEE?” video, which shows what to expect at one of our events. Members are encouraged to pre-register for their preferred event date, but registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome.

For more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 1.7 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for more than 1.4 million members and their families in our health program, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS’ total fund market value currently stands at approximately $298 billion. For more information, visit