Employee Benefits > Retiree Benefits
Click on a plan year below to view the Retiree Benefits Guide, Premium Rates, and benefit plan information for that plan year. If you would like to request a hard copy of the Retiree Benefits Guide, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your
name, address and phone number.
2015 Retiree Materials
Eligible employees working at least 40 hours per pay period are automatically members of the San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement Association (SBCERA). As a member of SBCERA, you make contributions each pay period for your retirement and survivor benefits by payroll deduction.
Employee Retirement Contribution Rates
For survivor benefit premiums and Employee Retirement Contribution Rates, view the 2014-2015 Employee Benefits Guide.
Refundable and Nonrefundable Retirement Options
Retirement options may be changed each year during Open Enrollment using eBenefits. For more information on refundable/nonrefundable retirement options, visit SBCERA.
Refundable Retirement Contributions
If the retirement contribution is designated as refundable, then one dollar must be paid for each dollar required to meet the retirement contribution. If employment is left without retiring, this contribution plus earned interest may be withdrawn in one lump sum from the SBCERA. Generally, if an employee has less than five (5) years of full-time service, it may be beneficial to choose the refundable option.
Nonrefundable Retirement Contributions
If the retirement contribution is designated as nonrefundable, then the retirement obligation will be reduced for each dollar required to meet the retirement contribution. This reduction is determined by the Board of Retirement annually and is subject to change. Effective June 18, 2011, General employees pay $1.00 for every $1.11 required to satisfy their retirement obligation; Safety employees pay $1.00 for every $1.04 required. If employment is left without retiring, this contribution may not be withdrawn from the SBCERA. When, and if, eligibility requirements have been met, a retirement benefit may be received.
Please click on one of the following links for information on Wellness Offerings for County of San Bernardino retirees.
How to Get in Touch with a Retirement Representative
For more information about retirement, refer to the Retirement Plan Booklet or contact the SBCERA at (909) 885-7980, or toll-free at 1-877-722-3721.