August 1, 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

August 18 and 19 at the Hilton Hotel

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System is hosting a two-day CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Pasadena during August to educate members in a five-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena on Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, 2017. The same program is offered on each day, so attendees can select the day they wish to attend.

There are nearly 250,000 active members in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura 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 4:00 p.m., the event features classes 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 class 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 final CBEE of 2017 will be held in Garden Grove. This will be at the Hyatt Regency, Orange County, on September 15 and 16, for CalPERS members in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

For more information and to register, visit CalPERS Benefits Education Events. 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.

About CalPERS

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 $330 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.