January 26, 2016

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

February 26-27 Event at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting a CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Seaside during February to inform members in an eight-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2016.

There are more than 112,000 active members in Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz 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 April. This will be at the Marriott Oakland City Center in Oakland on April 15 and 16, for CalPERS members in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Stanislaus 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 $280 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.