Retired member associations sponsor newsletters and social events
for ACERA retirees and surviving beneficiaries. Members of these
associations normally attend ACERA Board and Committee meetings
and provide a report to the associations’ respective boards. The
associations also lobby on behalf of retirees. Membership is
optional. To request a membership application, contact the
association or ACERA Member Services.
Your nominal monthly dues can be deducted from your retirement
allowance. In the event of your death, your spouse/domestic
partner can continue membership.
ACERA will deduct retiree association dues from your retirement
ACRE – Alameda County Retired Employees (sponsored by SEIU Local
Dues: $3 per month
The Alameda County Retired Employees organization (ACRE) has
advocated for Alameda County retirees since 1926. It is a chapter
of SEIU Local 1021, formerly SEIU Local 616. ACRE works with
active Alameda County employees on issues of common concern, such
as endorsing and helping to elect members to the ACERA Board of
Retirement, ensuring the sustainability of retiree health plan
benefits, and working to ensure the financial integrity of the
retirement fund. ACRE works with the California Retirees’ County
Employees Association (CRCEA) legislative committee and the SEIU
State Council on bills to improve retiree benefits. The
organization also works with the State Association of County
Retirement Systems (SACRS) and the Congress of California
Seniors. Membership may include a death benefit.
Call 510-350-4527 for a membership application.
REAC - Retired Employees of Alameda County
Dues: $2 per month
The Retired Employees of Alameda
County (REAC) is a non-profit association of over 4,000 ACERA
retirees and beneficiaries. REAC publishes and mails the REAC
News every month. This publication advises REAC members of
retiree related activities, information, and benefits. It also
includes the names of the most recent ACERA retirees and the
names of recently deceased retirees and
REAC Board members attend and participate in ACERA Committee and
Board of Retirement meetings and Alameda County Board of
Supervisors meetings on issues that affect retirees and their
benefits. ACERA staff attend monthly REAC Board meetings to
discuss current retirement issues and concerns.
In addition, REAC assists retirees and beneficiaries with any
problems they might have in obtaining medical benefits/
1st United Credit
Union was established by the Alameda County employees in
1932. Its Board consists of active and retired employees of
ACERA partners with 1st United Services Credit Union to allow a
portion of your retirement allowance to be redirected to your
account with this financial institution. If you would like to
enroll or change your credit union deduction amount, please
contact 1st United Services Credit Union at 1‑800‑649‑0193 to
request an enrollment or change form.
Long-Term Care Program is the nation’s only voluntary,
self-funded, not-for-profit program, which offers extended care
for you or a loved one who may need assistance with basic
activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, or eating.
Although this is a voluntary, non-ACERA-sponsored program, you
can elect to have the program’s premium paid directly to CalPERS
from your retirement allowance. If you have questions, would like
to enroll, or would like to set up a premium deduction from your
retirement allowance, contact CalPERS directly at 1-800-982-1775.
Members of Local 3 who are collecting a pension from the
Operating Engineers Pension Trust Fund may be eligible for
medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits through
the Operating Engineers Health and Welfare Plan. These health
care benefits are different from the benefits offered by ACERA.
Although this is a non-ACERA-sponsored program, you can elect to
have the program’s health care premiums deducted directly from
your retirement allowance.
To learn more or to verify your eligibility for enrollment in
these benefits, contact Operating Engineers directly at
1‑800‑251‑5013 or visit www.OE3.org.
ACERA does not sponsor a life insurance program. However, the
life insurance program currently offered to Participating
Employer management and non-management employees may be continued
into retirement through the insurance plan provider. For more
information, contact the Human Resources department of your
Myers Stevens Group Life Insurance
The Myers Stevens Group Life Insurance program is available only
to specific Safety unions, who have bargained for this benefit.
This is a non-ACERA-sponsored program. However, participants can
elect to have the program’s premium costs deducted directly from
their retirement allowance. If you have questions about this
program, please contact Myers Stevens directly at 1‑800‑827‑4695,
or visit their website at www.myers-stevens.com. The policy
number is 66326‑3.