January 23, 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


Additional Fairs set for Sacramento, Visalia, and Ontario

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting a retirement planning fair February 28 - March 1 at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding, to help members achieve healthy lives and financial security for a brighter future.

There are approximately 18,600 active CalPERS members within a two-hour drive of Redding, including public agency, school and State employees.

Whether you're a relative newcomer to CalPERS or retirement is just around the corner, the fair will offer members a wealth of information about their benefits including retirement, health, supplemental savings plans, college savings, long-term care, and more. Representatives from the Sacramento Regional Office will also be on hand to answer questions.

Open both days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the fair will feature breakout sessions on the following topics - Benefit Basics, Social Security, Health Into Retirement, and Putting Your Deferred Compensation to Work for You sponsored by CalHR's Savings Plus Program.

More detailed information about the 2014 CalPERS Retirement Planning Fair in Redding is available on CalPERS On-Line. Members are encouraged to pre-register for their preferred fair date to expedite registration check-in and aid CalPERS in planning for staffing and materials, but registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome. Online pre-registration for the fair begins in early February.

Additional CalPERS events are scheduled for spring 2014, beginning with Sacramento, May 9-10; followed by Visalia, May 30-31; and Ontario, June 6-7.

CalPERS is the largest public pension fund in the U.S., with more than $280 billion in assets. We administer health and retirement benefits on behalf of 3,089 public school, local agency and State employers. Our members number nearly 1.7 million in our retirement system and more than 1.3 million in our health plans. For more information about CalPERS visit www.calpers.ca.gov.