CalPERS Benefits Education Event in Bakersfield
June 22, 2018
Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Contact: Jeanie Esajian, Information Officer
(916) 795-3991 - email@example.com
July 13 & 14 at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Public Employees' Retirement System is hosting a two-day CalPERS Benefits Education Event (CBEE) in Bakersfield during July to educate members in a seven-county area about programs and benefits available to them. This CBEE will take place at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, 2018. The same program is offered on each day so attendees can select the day they wish to attend.
There are approximately 100,000 active members in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, 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 free 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 & Your Retirement Options, and Social Security will be offered.
The CBEE schedule through June 2019 is available at 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 1.9 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 $353 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.