All members who get married or register a domestic partnership
with the state must provide ACERA with a copy of your marriage
certificate or Certificate of Registration of Domestic
Partnership and your spouse/partner’s birth verification.
This information is required at the time you
retire. If your spouse/partner is your beneficiary,
it will be needed in the event of your death for benefit payment to your spouse/partner, so it is
a good idea to submit copies to ACERA now so your spouse/partner
doesn’t have to search for them after your death.