March 22, 2016

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

April 15-16 Event at the Marriott Oakland City Center

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting CalPERS Benefits Education Events (CBEEs) in Oakland during April to inform members in a 10-county area about programs and benefits available to them. These events will take place at the Marriott Oakland City Center on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016.

There are more than 155,000 active members in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Stanislaus counties who can benefit from these events. Whether new to CalPERS, in mid-career, or close to retirement, the CalPERS CBEEs 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 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.

Additional CBEEs will be held in Northern California in May. They will be at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding on May 20 and 21, for CalPERS members in Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity 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