Member Benefit Education

Member Benefit Education
A series of videos to help members better understand their CalSTRS benefits.

Overview
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Welcome to CalSTRS

Welcome to CalSTRS

CalSTRS administers a hybrid system as part of a comprehensive financial security package for members. This video provides a brief high-level tour of your CalSTRS benefits.

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The Gap

The Gap

Consider how much of your working salary you will need to replace to maintain your current standard of living.

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Beneficiary Options

Beneficiary Options

Learn how you can provide a lifetime monthly benefit to another person at the time of your death.

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Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits

Basic information about CalSTRS disability coverage, eligibility requirements and the application process.

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Survivor Benefits

Survivor Benefits

Your spouse, children or other loved ones may be eligible for survivor benefits after your death.

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Connect Now

Connect Now

Get the most out of your retirement benefit. Discover how to stay connected with CalSTRS online.

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Refund: Consider the Consequences

Refund: Consider the Consequences

Members sometimes ask if they can take a refund of the contributions they’ve made to their CalSTRS defined benefit account. While this is allowed, you should carefully consider the consequences before applying for a refund.

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Working After Retirement

Working After Retirement

Know the rules. If you return to work after service retirement in a position with the California public school system as an employee, an employee of a third party, or an independent contractor, there are restrictions.

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myCalSTRS is…

myCalSTRS is…

myCalSTRS is a safe, secure and convenient online resource. In this video, learn about the services and tools available to members through the myCalSTRS website.