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Open Enrollment runs Oct. 10 to Nov.4

Posted Oct 05, 2011 by   

    The time for CalPERS members to make changes to their health plan or add eligible family members begins Oct. 10 and continues through Nov. 4. In mid-August, CalPERS Open Enrollment packets were mailed to eligible members. [Read More...]



Press Release

Posted Oct 05, 2011 by   

California’s largest state retiree organization has a new name and a new attitude about standing up to public pension critics [Read More...]



Californians’ retirement prospects grim, forecasts new research

Posted Oct 04, 2011 by   

    Nearly half of California workers will retire in or near poverty, shows a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education, "California Workers’ Retirement Prospects." 
    While retirement security is and will be a problem in the whole of the nation, the situation is worse in California, because California workers have less access to employer retirement plans than workers in the United States as a whole, according to the study authors.
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Plan to fix its finances thrown into jeopardy.

Posted Sep 28, 2011 by   

Faced with a growing pension burden, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council moved this summer to freeze the amount of healthcare benefits given to thousands of police and firefighters once they retire. Those benefits would not increase in coming years, Villaraigosa said, unless employees contribute more toward retirement from their paychecks. [Read More...]



Services Available During Conversion of my|CalPERS Central

Posted Sep 09, 2011 by   

CalPERS Sept. 7, 2011 -- CalPERS is consolidating 49 different computer systems into one new integrated system this September. This new system will streamline many CalPERS processes as well as decrease dependency on paper documents. New member self-service capabilities will be introduced in 2012.
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CalPERS Ambassador Recruitment meeting scheduled for Nov. 4

Posted Sep 09, 2011 by   

CalPERS, Sept. 9, 2011

On November 4, 2011, the CalPERS Office of Stakeholder Relations will host a second Northern California recruitment meeting to identify CalPERS beneficiaries for the CalPERS Ambassador Program. The November 4 meeting is a repeat of the popular kick-off meeting held in Sacramento on May 26.

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Assembly throws in towel on public pension reform -- for now

Posted Sep 09, 2011 by   

Sacramento Bee Sept. 8, 2011 --Lawmakers essentially threw in the towel Thursday on comprehensive public pension reform - at least for now.

With this year's legislative session scheduled to end at midnight today, the Assembly voted 51-21 to approve a last-minute bill declaring its commitment to pension reform but conceding that more time is needed.

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CalPERS reports best returns in 20 years

Posted Jul 18, 2011 by   

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) July 18 reported a 20.7 percent return on investments in preliminary estimates for the one-year period that ended June 30, 2011.

“This is our best annual performance in 14 years,” said Rob Feckner, CalPERS Board President. “For the second straight fiscal year, the Pension Fund exceeded its long-term annualized earnings target [Read More...]



CalPERS Retirement Payments in 2010 Boost California's Economy by $26 Billion

Posted Jul 13, 2011 by   

CalPERS benefit payments rippled through the California economy last year, generating $26 billion in economic activity and supporting more than 93,600 jobs across the state, Anne Stausboll, Chief Executive Officer of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, told a Washington, D.C., conference today.
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Calpers Payments Spur $26 Billion in 2010 Activity in California

Posted Jul 13, 2011 by   

Benefit payments in 2010 by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest U.S. public pension, spurred more than $26 billion in economic activity in the state, the fund said in a report.

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