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Best of PERSpective: Last Year’s Top 10 Articles

This past year, we’ve started to get back into the rhythm of normal. Whatever normal is to you, we’re proud to help you along the way, keeping you informed about your CalPERS benefits. We’ll continue to listen, make improvements, and prioritize you and what you need to know throughout this new year.

For now, let’s look back at the 10 most read articles of 2021.

  1. Can I Cash Out My CalPERS Pension?
    While you may have the ability to access some of your investments, such as a 401(k), this isn’t possible for the funds in your CalPERS pension account. There is only one instance where you can access your CalPERS pension contributions: when you leave CalPERS employment.  Read more…
  2. Thinking About Moving Out of California in Retirement?
    We want you to make informed decisions. If you’re considering moving out of California in retirement, stay informed of how this move will impact your taxes, health benefits, and other related items. Read more…
  3. 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment Coming in May
    The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is a benefit to ensure your value of money at retirement keeps up with the rate of inflation. Read more…
  4. CalPERS Members Ask: What’s the Best Day to Retire?
    There are three days that have a financial impact on your CalPERS retirement: the fiscal year, your birthday quarter, or the first year of your cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). You’ll want to choose a date that best meets your needs. Read more…
  5. Health Plan Changes for 2022
    For the new year, we added more health plan choices in a variety of California counties while also expanding your options to combine plans as you age into Medicare. Read more…
  6. Social Security and Your CalPERS Retirement Benefits: Do They Affect Each Other?
    Your CalPERS retirement benefit can affect your Social Security benefit, and vice versa. Your Social Security can potentially affect both the amount of your monthly pension contributions before retirement and the amount of your benefits after retirement. Read more…
  7. Do You Have a Beneficiary Designation on File?
    Having a designation on file helps ensure we process benefit payments timely and accurately. You can add or update your beneficiary designation anytime through your myCalPERS account. Read more…
  8. The State Budget: What It Means for Your Pension and Pay
    The state enacted the budget for FY 2021-22 in late June. The budget identifies measures to strengthen the CalPERS fund, which in turn means stronger financial security for your retirement. Read more…
  9. What You Need to Know After Retirement
    During your retirement years, you’ll likely experience many changes and certain life events that may influence your retirement. Take a moment to review our information so you’re prepared. Read more…
  10. Retirement Check Pay Dates
    The pay date calendar is always a big draw for our retired members. Check out the latest dates for 2022. Read more…