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Educate and Empower Yourself in Retirement

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We want you to be empowered to get the most out of your CalPERS benefits. After all, you earned them through your dedicated service to the people and programs throughout our state.

Find out what educational opportunities are available to you.

Stay Involved

Attend Our Events, Connect With Retiree Groups

While our CalPERS Benefits Education Events (CBEEs) are tailored for active members, retired members may find some classes beneficial, including the one on Social Security. There you’ll learn about basic Social Security benefits, the Windfall Elimination Provision, Government Pension Offset, and Medicare.

These in-person and virtual educational events are free for members, and include an Ask the Experts area where you can meet with representatives from retirement associations, such as:

Join a CalPERS Board of Administration Meeting

The CalPERS Board of Administration and its committees meet each month at the CalPERS Headquarters, unless otherwise indicated. Board meetings are open to the public and broadcast live via webcast during open sessions.

The board discusses topics relevant to you like health care, investment strategies, and information security. Find the meeting schedule, agenda, and webcast on our website.

Participate in Our Stakeholder Forum

Each year in mid-January we host the Stakeholder Forum, a one-day networking and informational event that brings together our employer partners, retiree associations, and labor groups.

This year CalPERS CEO Marcie Frost and other executives presented on items such as the CalPERS Pension Buck, the impact of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) on the fund, and what our health team is doing (PDF) to improve health outcomes for members, among other topics.

Access Our Videos

Take advantage of our video library to learn more about your benefits. Catching up on these videos with your partner or family members can also prompt discussions about your plans for the future.

Retirement Benefits

  • Working After Retirement – You may decide to return to work for a CalPERS-covered employer as a retired annuitant or reinstate from your retirement. In this video you’ll learn about limitations as a retired annuitant, and the rules you must follow if you reinstate from retirement.
  • Social Security and Your CalPERS Pension – Find out what impacts your Social Security benefit, including the two provisions that can affect your Social Security benefit amount — the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset.

Health Benefits

General Information

  • Retiree Refresher – Discover answers to common questions in this comprehensive video. From retirement checks to beneficiary changes and estate planning, we’re here to guide you through these retirement-related decisions.
  • Power of Attorney – Get step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the CalPERS Special Power of Attorney form, as well as the duties and limitations your representatives may have.

Explore Resources

Our website offers additional information about a variety of topics applicable to you.