CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 4, No. 5

CalSTRS Outlook is an email summary of the latest news releases and other items of interest related to CalSTRS benefits and services.

News release

CalSTRS Launches Mobile-Optimized Website
CalSTRS Mobile delivers Web content in an easy-to-use format specifically designed for mobile devices.

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced that a mobile-optimized version of their website,, is available. When accessing from a smartphone, users are automatically directed to CalSTRS Mobile and the Web content is optimized and transformed for enhanced functionality and use.

Ask Jack Jack Ehnes

Are media reports that declare CalSTRS needs $4.5 billion more a year true? On what basis are these claims being made?

Recent media articles that state CalSTRS needs $4.5 billion more annually to meet future obligations lack context, but accurately cite the cost of a particular approach. The needed increase refers to the CalSTRS projected $70 billion funding shortfall and represents a total dollar amount necessary close this gap by increasing contributions in 2014 up to the amount needed to fully fund CalSTRS over 30 years.


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