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Our Most Popular Resources to Plan Your Future

Bookmark these useful CalPERS resources, always available to you online.

There’s no need to call us or make an office appointment to ask your basic questions. You can get information online about your pension, health, and Social Security benefits. The following is a collection of videos and online tools that answer our members most frequently asked benefits questions.

Retirement Benefits

Calculating your future pension includes several factors. Get an idea how your pension is determined by watching our CalPERS Quick Tip: Retirement Calculation Factors video:

Learn how to choose a retirement date. CalPERS Quick Tip: Choosing A Retirement Date can get you asking the right questions:

How much are you going to earn in retirement? Our Retirement Estimate Calculator is a great tool for figuring out your potential retirement income. Learn how it works in this CalPERS Quick Tip: Retirement Estimate Calculator video:

Looking for an estimate? Get a generic estimate on our website, under Retirement Estimate Calculator, or access a more specific calculation based on your member information we have on file, by logging in to myCalPERS.

Health Benefits

Accessing health benefits for members and their families is of utmost importance. These two Quick Tip videos will help you understand your CalPERS health plan.  

Quick Tip: Health Benefits Overview

Quick Tip: Choosing a Health Plan

Continued health coverage into retirement is another important topic to members. This Quick Tip: Medicare video will get you started:

And this helpful webinar on Medicare & Your CalPERS Health Benefits goes into greater detail:

Service Credit Purchase

Many members seek help with purchasing service credit. Unsure what service credit is all about? This Quick Tip: Service Credit Purchase video should help:

There is a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing service credit, and many options. Learn all about them.

Social Security

We’re the state administrator for Social Security, so of course our members want to learn what benefits they can expect in retirement. Watch this Social Security & Your CalPERS Pension webinar to learn the basics, including an explanation of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset.

If you want a deeper dive into Social Security, check out our Learning Guide (PDF).

Additional Resources

Didn’t find the resource you were looking for in this article? No worries, here are some other ways to find answers:

  • Call our CalPERS representatives at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377). We’re available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Set up a telephone, video, or in-person appointment with one of our Regional Offices through myCalPERS. Determine the type of appointment you’d like to have ahead of time by visiting Make an Appointment.
  • Send us a secure direct message with your question through your myCalPERS account.
  • Find a video resource on our YouTube channel.
  • Download one of our informative member publications.