April 21, 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
newsroom@calpers.ca.gov

May 20-21 Event at the Red Lion Hotel

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting CalPERS Benefits Education Events (CBEEs) in Redding during May to inform members in an 11-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the Red Lion Hotel on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2016.

There are more than 33,414 active members in Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties who can benefit from this event. 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 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 and Social Security will be offered.

The next CBEEs will be held in Southern California in July. This will be at the L.A. Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles on July 22 and 23, for CalPERS members in Los Angeles, Orange, 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'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 $296 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.

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