CalSTRS opens member service center in Fresno
Fresno full-service member center is the eighth to open statewide since 2009
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2019) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System today announced the opening of its eighth member center, in Fresno’s Civic Center Square.
Other CalSTRS service centers are in Glendale, Irvine, Riverside, Redding, Santa Clara, San Diego, and at the CalSTRS headquarters in West Sacramento.
“What we hear from our members is that they want locations that are convenient, offering more services and education.”
Teachers’ Retirement Board Chair
The Fresno Member Service Center, at 2440 Tulare Street, Suite 460, Fresno, CA, 93721, is conveniently located near major freeways, bus lines and rail. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The service center is open year-round, including school breaks. The office is closed on state and federal holidays.
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“From the moment teachers begin working, CalSTRS develops a relationship with them that we hope continues through a long and fruitful career, and for the rest of their lives in retirement,” said Teachers’ Retirement Board Chair Sharon Hendricks. “What we hear from our members is that they want locations that are convenient and comprehensive, offering more services and education to help them achieve their retirement goals.”
CalSTRS employees staff the Fresno center, which serves more than 93,000 active and retired CalSTRS members across six counties.
“Opening this center furthers our efforts to fulfill our mission and vision by providing our members with the top-tier service they deserve,” Hendricks added.
Fresno member center services include:
- Workshops on financial and retirement planning.
- Benefits Planning Sessions by appointment
- General walk-in assistance
- CalSTRS publications and forms pick up
- Forms Drop-Off
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, with a portfolio valued at $233.9 billion as of April 30, 2019, is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS serves California’s more than 949,000 public school educators and their families from the state’s 1,700 school districts, county offices of education and community college districts. A hybrid retirement system, CalSTRS administers a combined traditional defined benefit, cash balance and voluntary defined contribution plan. CalSTRS also provides disability and survivor benefits. CalSTRS members retire on average after more than 25 years of service, with a median retirement age of 62.9, and a monthly pension of approximately $4,475, which is not eligible for Social Security participation. For more data, download the CalSTRS Fast Facts 2018 brochure.
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