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CARE Fund Special Projects Grants Program for 2014-2015

We are proud to announce plans to award a total of $4,500 in 2014-2015 grants to proposals from the Colleges and District - an increase of 50% over the previous year!  Funding for the grants is provided in part by the CARE Fund, which is the source of our charitable activities in support of the colleges.

Learn more and apply for a grant


Summer 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter imageOur Summer 2014 Newsletter is here!

Read our President's message about pensions, see what's up at Chabot and Las Positas, view more news from retirees, learn about the CARE fund, and more...

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AB 1469 CALSTRS Funding Plan Adopted

CALSTRS LogoDesigned to address the system’s deficit funding, the new plan took effect July 1, 2014, and it provides for a sustainable long-term future course funded through gradual increases in contributions by members, employers and the state.

Read a CALSTRS overview of AB1469 provisions

Annual Benefit Adjustment.   AB 1469 provides that the previously existing 2% Annual Benefit Adjustment will be guaranteed for members who retire after January 1, 2014. This guarantee serves as a constitutionally mandated "comparable offsetting advantage" in exchange for the increased member contributions required under the new law. For those who retired prior to January 1, 2014, no change will occur – the legislature may reduce or eliminate the annual increase in response to economic conditions. Nevertheless, no suggestions to adjust this benefit have been made, nor has this benefit been reduced or eliminated in the past.

Read Q&A by the CALSTRS Director on this issue

   Bill Threlfall, Editor


CARE Book Fund at Chabot

booksBecause of the high cost of textbooks and the difficulty some student have had in purchasing them, CARE has established a special
Student Book Loan Fund at Chabot College.  CARE members may contribute by sending a check made payble to: Chabot College.
In the notation area write “CARE Chabot Student Loan Book Fund.”

Mail your check to:
  President’s Office - Attn: Kirti Reddy
  Chabot College
  2555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545

CARE Resources Page

Have you checked out our Resources page?  It contains links to helpful online resources as well as archived stories and documents.  Here are a few examples of the archived medical benefits stories you'll find there:

Open Enrollment Questions - A CARE Tool for Comparing Benefits
Retirement Benefits Provisions of New CLPCCD Faculty Contract
The Transition to Medicare Advantage Plans at Age 65 for STRS Retirees
Retiree Medical Benefits - District Position

To visit the Resources page, just select Resources from the main menu above.

Public Pension Records

Ever wonder how your retirement pension compares with others? 
Transparent California provides a fascinating glimpse at public salaries and pensions, including pensions for STRS & PERS retirees in a database you can search for pension information by retiree name.   In addition, by clicking a series of links on the site, you can also list STRS or PERS pensions for an entire district.   For example, here are links for our district:

 transparent California logo       CLPCCD STRS Pensions 2012
        CLPCCD PERS Pensions 2012 


CARE Member Directory

Envelope ImageAre there retirees you wish to reach, but you lack their contact information?  Would you like other CARE members to be able to reach you?

See our member directory.  Learn how to join.

CARE Membership and 2014 Dues

CARE extends membership to all retirees without charge, but we depend entirely on your $10 dues payments to support our programs of activity on your behalf

If you have not already done so, please print the 2014 dues form  and make your $10 contribution now.  Thanks for your support! 


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