Thank you for being a member of the California State Retirees.

Advocacy

California State Retirees has over 85 years of experience representing the interests of state retirees. CSEA established the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) in 1931. Protecting the rights and benefits of retired state employees is our top priority. We strongly oppose legislation that threatens to undermine the extremely successful CalPERS system. We work with a highly influential and educated team to protect the rights of State Retirees.

Activities

Find a local chapter near you and start enjoying your retirement while staying connected to the issues that affect retirees. Our members are also active in their own communities. They participate in food drives, give student scholarships, work with charities, attend seasonal parties and so much more. Make a difference after retirement while having fun! Your peers are your best resource. Join us!

Member Benefits

Membership has its perks. Only our members are eligible for discount programs, ranging from recreational activities to legal services. You can even keep your CSEA life insurance and have your premiums deducted through your CalPERS pay warrant. If you are not a CSR member you are at risk of losing your benefits. Visit Member Benefits for details. 

CSR Newspaper

The coveted California State Retiree provides valuable information about issues affecting your pension and benefits and creates a sense of community for state retirees all over the state. Find out about services for retirees, read feature stories about other retirees like you, get a list of your chapter’s meetings to hear interesting guest speakers, find out about possible changes to your pension, medical benefits, pensions, partake in social activities, and be provided a low-cost lunch! 

We take action and are your voice in the Legislature

California State Retirees (CSR) sponsor and support legislation that improves and protects the pensions and health benefits of retired state employees, without takeaways. We also rally against state ballot measures that are not in the best interest of our members. Join us for Lobby Day! The goal for Lobby Day is for you to unite with other CSR members and educate your legislators about the issues that affect your careers. We need to show up in more numbers than ever before to convey to lawmakers, the media, and the general public that we want our pensions and health care benefits to remain protected!

What we've accomplished:

  • Helped to pass Proposition 162, the Pension CalPERS fund.
  • Obtained a comprehensive vision plan for state retirees following an 18-year struggle. AB 2242 by Assembly member, Alberto Torrico, D-Newark, established a voluntary, self-paid Vision Services Program (VSP) for retirees, effective July 1, 2007.
  • Convinced the CalPERS board to add vision, hearing aid and chiropractic benefits to managed Medicare health plans.
  • Gained thousands of dollars for retirees by making sure a new supplemental income program (Purchasing Power Protection Account) was implemented correctly.
  • Kept health care premium increases to a minimum.
  • Won the enhanced VSP Premier Vision plan for retirees that mirrors the active state employee plan, effective January 1, 2016.
  • Worked with lawmakers and CalPERS to pass legislation giving retirees an ad hoc increase of up to 6 percent and reopened Tier I retirement.
  • Convinced CalPERS to implement quality control measures for state health plans.
  • Developed a Strategic Plan of Action, which includes the legislative resolution: Declaration of Rights for Retirees.
  • Consistently succeeded in fighting attacks on our defined benefit pension system and health care.

Political Action Committee

We take action and are your voice in the Legislature

Tired of attacks on your pensions and health benefits? We at California State Retirees take action and are your voice in the legislature. Joining the PAC is the easiest way for you to support candidates and issues that will benefit your health care benefits and pensions. 

By joining the PAC today you are fighting to put legislators in the Capitol who will fight for retired state employees. You are also supporting California State Retirees sponsor and endorse legislation that improves and protects the pensions and health benefits of retired state employees, without takeaways. We also rally against state ballot measures that are not in the best interest of our members. We make our voices heard with both the candidates and individual endorsements.

Fill out our PAC Application now and join the fight! 

Upcoming Events

CSR BOD Meeting

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017, 12:00AM

Chapter 10

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017, 10:30AM

Chapter 2

Monday, Nov 06, 2017, 11:00AM

Chapter 34

Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017, 11:30AM

Chapter 35

Thursday, Nov 09, 2017, 11:00AM

CSR is the largest, most experienced organization exclusively representing state government retirees!


Find Us

California State Retirees
1108 O Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact Us

888.808.7197
916.326.4292
csrinfo@calretirees.org
Fax 916.326.4201

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