April 10, 2014

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


Stops in Sacramento, Visalia and Ontario in May and June

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting benefits education events this spring to inform members about programs and benefits available to them. The CalPERS Benefits Education Events begin in Sacramento on May 9 and 10, followed by Visalia on May 30 and 31, and conclude in Ontario on June 6 and 7.

Open to all CalPERS members, including public agency, school and State employees, the events are designed for members who want to know about their benefits, what steps they need to take for the next phase of their career and ask questions.

Whether new to CalPERS, in mid-career or retirement is just around the corner, the benefits education events will offer members a wealth of information about their retirement and health benefits, supplemental savings plans, college savings, long-term care, and more. Representatives from 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 newly designed for both early career members and those approaching retirement. The Deferred Compensation session will be sponsored by the California Department of Human Resources' Savings Plus Program. Also offered will be a session on Social Security.

Dates and locations for the CalPERS Benefits Education Events scheduled this spring are:

Sacramento: May 9, 10
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sacramento Convention Center
Visalia: May 30, 31
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Visalia Convention Center
Ontario: June 6, 7
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ontario Convention Center

Visit the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page for more information and to register. Members are encouraged to preregister for their preferred event date, but registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome.

CalPERS is the largest public pension fund in the U.S., with $287.2 billion in assets. CalPERS administers health and retirement benefits on behalf of 3,089 public school, local agency and state employers. There are nearly 1.7 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and more than 1.3 million in its health plans. For more information about CalPERS, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.