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Member Service Center Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Retiree Health Insurance Program

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

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, February 20, 2020.
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Thinking About Retirement?

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

Are Your Beneficiary Designations Current?

Make sure your SDCERA beneficiary designations are up-to-date because your beneficiaries may be entitled to receive certain SDCERA benefits upon your death. If you have married, divorced or had children, you should update your beneficiary information by completing a Beneficiary Designation form and submitting it to SDCERA.

COLA (Cost-of-Living Adjustment) for Retired Members will be on the February Board of Retirement Agenda

On February 20, the SDCERA Board of Retirement will vote on SDCERA's independent actuary's recommended COLA that will be effective April 1, 2020. The COLA amount will be finalized and included in February's Board agenda that will be published on February 13.

The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL) requires the Board to determine each year whether there has been an increase or decrease in the cost of living as indicated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all Urban Consumers for San Diego County.

The maximum SDCERA COLA amount for Tier I, Tier II and Tier A Members is 3 percent and for Tier B, Tier C and Tier D Members is 2 percent. If the CPI increase is higher than the maximum COLA allowable, the difference will be applied to the Member's COLA bank.

2019 IRS Form 1099-Rs Have Been Mailed

If you received an SDCERA monthly retirement benefit or a lump-sum payment during 2019, SDCERA has mailed you an IRS Form 1099-R. If you don't receive your 2019 Form 1099-R by February 14, 2020, please call SDCERA's Member Service Center at 619.515.6800.

Retired Members and Beneficiaries: Tax Withholding Information

Monthly pension payments received from SDCERA are subject to federal income tax withholding. If you are a U.S. citizen or a resident alien, you may choose not to have tax withheld, but you must provide SDCERA with your home street address (not a P.O. Box) located within the United States. Otherwise, SDCERA is required to withhold tax. If you do not make a tax election, your withholding will be calculated as if you are married and claiming three withholding allowances. Read more here.

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