We’ve added a feature to your my|CalPERS account that will ensure your private information is more secure than ever. Two-factor authentication is a widely used security tool that can now be used in your my|CalPERS account to add an extra layer of security.
In addition to using your username and password to access your account, two-factor authentication will require you to provide an additional verification code to access your account. Having an additional layer of validation minimizes security breaches and ensures your online account is more secure.
To enable this feature, log in to your my|CalPERS account and go to your Security Settings under the Profile tab. Then select “Enable Two-Factor Authentication” to begin the setup process. You’ll receive further instructions to download an application to your mobile device, scan a QR code, and enter a unique authentication code. Once enabled, each time you log in to your my|CalPERS account you’ll need to open your mobile device’s two-factor authentication application and enter the six-digit code in my|CalPERS to access your account.
We encourage you to follow these steps to enable the two-factor authentication to protect your my|CalPERS account today. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).