June 22, 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

July 15-16 Event at LA Hotel Downtown

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting a CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Los Angeles during July to inform members in a four-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the LA Hotel Downtown on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2016.

There are nearly 100,000 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 CBEE 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 Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., both the event dates and times have changed from what was originally announced. The CBEE 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 and Social Security will be offered.

The next CBEE will be held in Southern California in August. This will be at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel on August 26 and 27, for CalPERS members in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego 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 $291 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.

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