The Cash Balance Benefit Program, an Internal Revenue Code 401(a) defined benefit plan, is an optional program designed specifically for part-time educators and adjunct faculty.
Consolidation of benefits is a process CalSTRS uses to merge benefit coverage for a person who has accrued benefits under both the Defined Benefit Program and the Cash Balance Benefit Program.
Change your address online at myCalSTRS or complete the Address Change Request form and follow the instructions to submit the form to CalSTRS.
Submit an online Notification of Death to report the death of a CalSTRS member, benefit recipient, option beneficiary or designated recipient.
Your annual Retirement Progress Report is a personalized overview of your CalSTRS account and benefits, including detailed information and resources for planning your financial future.
You may be eligible to purchase service credit for past employment or an approved leave of absence during which you did not make retirement contributions to CalSTRS.
Frequently asked questions
When you take a refund, you terminate your CalSTRS membership and forfeit your rights to all CalSTRS benefits.