December 3, 2015

Communications & Stakeholder Relations
(916) 795-3991
Brad W. Pacheco, Deputy Executive Officer
Contact: Jeanie Esajian, Information Officer

Serving Members Where They Live and Work

SACRAMENTO, CA - During the first few months of 2016, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) will host four CalPERS Benefits Education Events throughout northern California, allowing members to learn firsthand about programs and benefits available to them. The first CalPERS Benefits Education Event is scheduled for Rohnert Park on January 29 and 30, followed by events in Seaside, Oakland, and Redding.

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 closer to retirement.

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 and health benefits, deferred compensation, Social Security, and my|CalPERS member self-service, which are all designed for early career members and those approaching retirement. Information available at CalPERS Benefits Education Events will enable members to make thoughtful and informed decisions about their lives and careers.

Northern California CalPERS Benefits Education Events
Date Time Location
Jan 29, 30 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rohnert Park - Double Tree by Hilton
Feb 26, 27 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Seaside - Embassy Suites Monterey Bay
Apr 15, 16 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Oakland - Marriott Oakland City Center
May 20, 21 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Redding - Red Lion Hotel

For more information and to register, visit CalPERS Benefits Education Events. Included on the page 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 nearly 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 $294 billion. For more information, visit