April 15, 2015

External Affairs
(916) 795-3991
Robert Udall Glazier, Deputy Executive Officer
Brad Pacheco, Chief, Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Bob Burton, Information Officer
newsroom@calpers.ca.gov

May 8-9 Event at the Doubletree San Diego/Mission Valley Hotel

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting a CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in San Diego during May to inform members in a three-county region about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the Doubletree San Diego/Mission Valley Hotel on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015.

There are over 150,000 active members in San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties who can benefit from this event. Whether new to CalPERS, in mid-career or close to retirement, the CalPERS Benefits Education Event offers all CalPERS members a wealth of information about their retirement and health benefits, supplemental savings plans, long-term care coverage, and more. Representatives from CalPERS Regional Offices will be on hand to answer questions.

Open both days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the event features breakout sessions specific to both early through mid-career members and those nearing retirement. Topics to be covered include CalPERS Retirement Benefits, CalPERS Health Benefits, and Deferred Compensation. The Deferred Compensation session is sponsored by the California Department of Human Resources' Savings Plus Program. In addition, sessions on my|CalPERS Member Self-Service and Social Security will be offered.

For more information and to register, go to the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page. Included 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 to expedite registration check-in, but registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome. Upcoming events include those in Pasadena on June 5-6, 2015, and Redwood City on June 12-13, 2015.

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 $305 billion. For more information, visit  www.calpers.ca.gov.

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