We’ve got you covered with our New CalPERS Member page on our website. We’ve put together the first steps you should consider as a new member and provide resources as you embark on your career.
From myCalPERS — your gateway to conducting business with us — to different types of membership, retirement and health benefits, we’ve put the need-to-know information on one convenient webpage.
Becoming a new CalPERS member is one of several milestones we explore on our Life Events page.
We take into account several things that can happen over the course of your career as a member and provide insight as you progress on your journey.
Learn how these events can impact your coverage or benefits in CalPERS programs:
- Family Changes – Birth or Adoption, Domestic Partnership, and Marriage or Divorce
- Personal Information Changes – Name or Address Change
- Employment Changes – New CalPERS Member, Leave of Absence, Leaving CalPERS Membership, Retirement, and Returning to Work
- Death/Illness/Injury – Death or Terminal Illness and Injury/Disability
Whether you’re new to CalPERS or a long-term member, it’s never too early or too late to learn about your benefits or retirement. Take advantage of our educational resources, including videos, forms and publications, and online and instructor-led classes on our Member Education page.