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CalPERS: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re a new CalPERS member, here are some handy tips to help you navigate through the resources and benefits available to you.

Register for Your myCalPERS Account

Your myCalPERS account is home to retirement information, health plan details, education opportunities, and much more! Visit the Using myCalPERS webpage for step-by-step instructions on registering for a myCalPERS account.

Subscribe to our Member Education Bulletin

Subscribing to our Member Education Bulletin means you’ll be the first to know when our member education events, webinars, and classes will be held. You can also choose to get email alerts regarding board meeting notices and CalPERS legislative news.

Attend CalPERS Benefits Education Events

Since you’re just starting out as a CalPERS member, CalPERS Benefits Education Events (CBEEs) are a great way to take a deep dive into your retirement and health benefits. You’ll also learn the various features in your myCalPERS account. If you’re interested in attending, subscribe to our Member Education Bulletin to receive communication on our next event.

Watch Our CalPERS YouTube Videos

Our CalPERS YouTube channel holds a video library of helpful resources. From our CalPERS Quick Tips to our Planning Your Financial Future series, you’ll be sure to learn something new!

Visit Our New CalPERS Member Webpage

The New CalPERS Member webpage guides you through important membership items to tackle, like designating your beneficiaries or submitting your CalPERS Special Power of Attorney. You’ll also have access to our most important forms and publications, such as the Health Program Guide (HBD-120) (PDF).

Follow Us on Social Media

A great way to connect with fellow members and access the latest CalPERS resources is by following our social media channels. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Ask Us a Question Online or Give Us a Call

If can’t find the answer to your question on our website, you can reach us a couple of different ways. Message us by logging in to your myCalPERS account and selecting the Messages icon on the upper right-hand side, or give us a call Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).