January 12, 2016

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

January 29-30 Event at the DoubleTree by Hilton

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting a CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Rohnert Park during January to inform members in an eight-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine County on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, 2016.

There are nearly 70,000 active members in Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo 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 both Friday and Saturday 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.

Another CBEE will be held in Northern California in February. This will be at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay in Seaside on February 26 and 27, for CalPERS members in Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.

For more information and to register, visit CalPERS Benefits Education Events. Included on the page 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 1.8 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 $288 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.