Benefits Planning

Benefits planning

Overview

CalSTRS shares your retirement goal – a secure financial future. Whether you’re just starting your career or you’ve been enjoying it for a while, CalSTRS is here to help you understand the benefits and services available to you.

COVID-19 updates

Our members are concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak and so are we. At this time, all CalSTRS offices are closed. We encourage the use of CalSTRS.com and myCalSTRS.com to take care of many of your information and account needs.

To protect our members in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and to continue to serve your retirement planning needs, CalSTRS is offering telephone benefits planning sessions and webinars. To register, please call 800-228-5453, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Calls from CalSTRS will most likely show up as a blocked number. During a time when you are expecting a call from CalSTRS, please answer calls from blocked numbers so that we can better serve you.

In-person workshops are not being scheduled at this time due to COVID-19. Please see the CalSTRS webinars and benefits planning sessions pages for more details.

Stay updated on our COVID-19 information page.

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National Retirement Security Event

CalSTRS is taking part in a national event to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for your retirement. Attend this virtual event designed for your career stage and learn why it’s important to have both a defined benefit and a defined contribution plan.

Webinars will be hosted each week throughout the month of October.

New educator, October 4-8

Onboarding + My Retirement System

Monday, October 4, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Start Saving Now with Pension2

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

New Educator: Learn and Discover

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Early career, October 11-15

Start Saving Now with Pension2

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

My Retirement System

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Save for Your Future

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Midcareer, October 18-22

My Retirement Benefits

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Plan for Your Future

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Am I Saving Enough?

Friday, October 22, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Near retirement, October 25-29

Protect Your Future

Monday, October 25, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Retire Now or Later

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Spring into Retirement with Pension2

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

My Retirement Decisions

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Benefits planning services

CalSTRS offers various services to help you learn about your CalSTRS benefits and actively plan for retirement throughout your career.

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CalSTRS webinars

CalSTRS offers webinars that are designed for early, midcareer or nearing retirement.  Register today so you plan ahead by better understanding your CalSTRS benefits.

Review and select the workshop that is best suited for you.

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Getting started

CalSTRS is your retirement plan. We’re here for you. Take a few minutes to learn more about your benefits and steps you can take now for your secure future.

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Financial awareness

Learn what it takes to secure the retirement lifestyle you want through our series of interactive workshops.