December 29, 2016

Communications & Stakeholder Relations
(916) 795-3991
Brad W. Pacheco, Deputy Executive Officer
Wayne Davis, Chief, Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Jeanie Esajian, Information Officer

January 27-28 Events at the Sheraton Hotel

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting CalPERS Benefits Education Events (CBEEs) in Carlsbad during January to inform members in a four-county area about programs and benefits available to them. These events will take place at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday, January 27, and Saturday, January 28, 2017.

There are more than 155,000 active members in Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties who can benefit from these events. Whether new to CalPERS, in mid-career, or close to retirement, CBEEs offer 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 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 and Social Security will be offered.

The next southern California CBEEs will be held in Santa Barbara. These will be at the Fess Parker DoubleTree on March 17 and 18, for CalPERS members in Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

For more information and to register, visit the CalPERS Benefits Education Events web page. Included on the page is the "What is 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 1.8 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for more than 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 $302 billion. For more information, visit