November 14, 2016 12:52 ET

CalSTRS Opens Member Service Center in San Diego

Mission Valley full-service member center is the sixth to open since 2009

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - The California State Teachers' Retirement System today announced the opening of its sixth full-service member center. This latest member service center is in San Diego's Mission Valley Area and is known as the San Diego Rio Vista Tower III.

Located on Rio San Diego Drive in San Diego's Mission Valley area, the center has convenient access to major freeways, bus lines, rail, and trolley systems. Other CalSTRS service centers are located in Glendale, Irvine, Riverside, Santa Clara, and at the CalSTRS headquarters in West Sacramento.

The San Diego Member Service Center address is:
9095 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 350

San Diego, CA 92108

Hours (year-round):
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Call: 800-228-5453 (select option 3) for an appointment.

Services available at the center include:

  • Benefits planning sessions by appointment.
  • Financial and retirement workshops designed to meet members' needs at different career stages.
  • Increased CalSTRS benefits specialist availability.
  • CalSTRS publications and forms pick up, review and Drop-Off.
  • General walk-in assistance.

"CalSTRS' priority focuses on meeting the needs of our members, both now and well into their retirement futures. Based on various research survey findings, we know that our members want locations that are convenient to them, as well as more services and training to help them achieve a secure retirement," said Teachers' Retirement Board Chair Dana Dillon. "By opening the San Diego member service center, where more than 65,000 active and retired CalSTRS members live and work, we are taking valuable steps to further fulfill our mission and vision by providing our members with the top-notch service they deserve."

"This sixth member service center aligns business and technology changes to further enhance CalSTRS' vast array of member services," said CalSTRS Chief Operating Officer Cassandra Lichnock. "Our San Diego center is LEED Gold-level certified, reflecting the environmental and energy efficiency standards valued by both California's public educators and CalSTRS, and by our commitment to long-term sustainability."

About CalSTRS:

The California State Teachers' Retirement System, with a portfolio valued at $193.2 billion as of September 30, 2016, is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS administers a hybrid retirement system, consisting of traditional defined benefit, cash balance and voluntary defined contribution plans. CalSTRS also provides disability and survivor benefits. CalSTRS serves California's 879,000 public school educators and their families from the state's 1,700 school districts, county offices of education and community college districts.

See how CalSTRS demonstrates its strong commitment to long-term corporate sustainability principles in its annual Global Reporting Initiative sustainability report: Fostering a Secure Future

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