April 4, 2017

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

April 28 & 29 at Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting a two-day CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Fresno during April to inform members in an 11-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center in Fresno on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, 2017. The same program is offered on each day, so attendees can select the day they wish to attend.

There are approximately 105,000 active members in Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare counties who can benefit from this event. Whether new to CalPERS, in mid-career, or close to retirement, CBEEs offer 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 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 CBEE will be held in Eureka. This will be at the Red Lion Hotel on May 19 and 20, for CalPERS members in Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity 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 $312 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.