There are certain life events that can impact and revoke your current designation on file, such as the death of your beneficiary, a marriage or domestic partnership, dissolution or annulment of marriage, termination of a domestic partnership, and the birth or adoption of a child.
Having a designation on file helps ensure that we’ll be able to process benefit payments in a timely and accurate manner. If you aren’t sure whether you have a beneficiary in place or need to update your designation on file, it’s easy to verify by logging in to your myCalPERS account.
- Go to my.calpers.ca.gov
- Select Active Members & Retirees and log in with your username and password
- Select the Retirement tab and then select Beneficiaries
- Select Add or Change Your Beneficiaries and follow the prompts
You’ll need information about your beneficiaries to complete the process, including Social Security numbers, birthdates, and addresses.