March 2, 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

March 17 & 18 at Fess Parker DoubleTree Hotel

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting a two-day CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Santa Barbara during March to inform members in a five-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This event will take place at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Hotel in Santa Barbara on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, 2017. The same program is offered on each day, so attendees can select the day they wish to attend.

There are approximately 71,000 active members in Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, 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 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 Fresno. This will be at the Radisson Hotel Conference Center on April 28 and 29, for CalPERS members in Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare 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 $311 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.