May 12, 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

Pasadena June 5-6 / Redwood City June 12-13

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting a CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Pasadena during June to inform members in a four-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the Hilton Pasadena Hotel on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015.

There are over 286,000 active members in Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Ventura 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.

A second CBEE will take place the following week on June 12-13 in Redwood City at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel. This event offers the same program of benefits information to 229,000 active members in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Open both Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the events feature 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 CalPERS On-Line at www.calpers.ca.gov/benefitseducationevents. 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 to expedite registration check-in, 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 $306 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.

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