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Next Regular Board of Retirement Meeting

The next regular meeting of the SDCERA Board of Retirement will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Click here for more details.


Thinking About Retirement?

Attend a retirement seminar, calculate your benefit, apply for retirement or contact SDCERA's Member Service Center at 619-515-6800.


Retiree Health Insurance Program

For information about SDCERA's Retiree Health Insurance Program CLICK HERE.


Are your Beneficiary Designations Current?

Make sure your SDCERA beneficiary designations are up-to-date because your beneficiary(ies) are entitled to receive certain SDCERA benefits upon your death. If you've married, divorced, or had children, update your beneficiary information by completing a Beneficiary Designation form and submit it to SDCERA.




New Friday Member Service Center and Call Center Hours

Beginning Friday, April 12, SDCERA's Member Service Center (MSC) and Call Center will close every Friday at 3:00 p.m. to allow staff to participate in team training and education activities. The MSC's Monday through Thursday hours remain the same, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Election for SDCERA Board of Retirement General Member Seat to be Held on May 7

On May 7, an election will be held for an Active General (Non-Safety) Member seat on the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA) Board of Retirement. The nomination period has closed for this election and ballots will be distributed to eligible voters on April 23. All Active (Non-Safety) County and Superior Court employees are eligible to vote in the election. Ballots are due back to the County Registrar of Voters (ROV) by 5:00 p.m. on May 7.

The successful candidate will serve a three-year term on SDCERA's Board of Retirement beginning July 1, 2019. The Board of Retirement is SDCERA's governing body, responsible for the administration of retirement benefits and the investment of Trust Fund assets.

  Election Schedule

  April 23    ROV distributes ballots to all Active SDCERA General Members
  May 7   Election Day: Final day to return ballots to ROV
  May 10   ROV certifies election winner
  July 1   Term begins for General Member Board Member


Board Approves Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for Retired Members

At its February 21 meeting, SDCERA's Board of Retirement approved the maximum cost‑of‑living adjustments (COLA) for Retired Members:

 Tier I, Tier II and Tier A  3.00%
 Tier B, Tier C and Tier D   2.00%

The COLA, which applies to Members who retired on or before March 31, 2019, will be reflected in Retired Members' April 2019 benefit payment.

The COLA is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the San Diego area, which increased 3.37% in 2018. Because the County Employees Retirement Law (CERL) limits a COLA increase to a maximum amount of 2% or 3% depending upon a Member's Tier, the excess of the maximum allowable COLA is added to the Members' COLA bank.



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