The privacy of personal information is of the utmost importance to CalPERS.
The following information is provided to you in compliance with the Information
Practices Act of 1977 and the Federal Privacy Act of 1974.
The information requested is collected pursuant
to the Government Code (sections 20000 et seq.)
and will be used for administration of Board
duties under the Retirement Law, the Social
Security Act, and the Public Employees’ Medical
and Hospital Care Act, as the case may be.
Submission of the requested information is
mandatory. Failure to comply may result in
CalPERS being unable to perform its functions
regarding your status.
Please do not include information that is
Social Security Numbers
Social Security numbers are collected on a
mandatory and voluntary basis. If this is CalPERS’
ﬁrst request for disclosure of your Social Security
number, then disclosure is mandatory. If your
Social Security number has already been provided,
disclosure is voluntary. Due to the use of Social
Security numbers by other agencies for
identiﬁcation purposes, we may be unable to
verify eligibility for beneﬁts without the number.
Social Security numbers are used for the
1. Enrollee identiﬁcation
2. Payroll deduction/state contributions
3. Billing of contracting agencies for employee/
4. Reports to CalPERS and other state agencies
5. Coordination of beneﬁts among carriers
6. Resolving member appeals, complaints,
or grievances with health plan carriers
Portions of this information may be transferred
to other state agencies (such as your employer),
physicians, and insurance carriers, but only
in strict accordance with current statutes
You have the right to review your membership
ﬁles maintained by the System. For questions
please write to the CalPERS Privacy Ocer at
400 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 or call us
at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).