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.
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.
The CalPERS 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.
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.
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 Participating Employer.