Your Retirement Allowance
As a retiree of Alameda County or other ACERA participating employer, you earned a lifetime pension allowance, also known as a retirement allowance or pension benefit. If you’re a survivor of an ACERA member you may be receiving a continuance (continuing monthly payment) based on the retirement option the member selected.
Retirement Allowance Payable Date
Last Business Day of Each Month
ACERA retired members, dependents, and survivors have the opportunity to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plan coverage. Additionally, members may be eligible for subsidies to offset the costs of these plans.
Life Changes After Retirement
To ensure no interruption in your ACERA plan benefits, it is important to keep ACERA and your health plan providers informed of important life changes. This section describes the things you should consider and the steps to take when working through a range of events.
Beneficiaries & Survivors
An ACERA member’s beneficiary is the person or persons they designate to receive death benefits from ACERA after their death. A member’s beneficiary can also be called a survivor.
This page is for both members and beneficiaries, with information for members on how to plan for their beneficiaries to receive death benefits, and for beneficiaries/survivors to understand what to do after an ACERA member’s death.
Other Retiree Programs
ACERA members have the opportunity to join retiree associations and other retiree programs to get the most out of retirement.