ACERA News https://www.acera.org/acera-news Sign Up For Email News Add ACERA news to your RSS Reader en ACERA Will Be Changing Banking Providers on December 30 https://www.acera.org/news/acera-will-be-changing-banking-providers-december-30 <p> The retirement payment you receive on November 30, 2022 will be the last you receive from Wells Fargo. Starting on December 30, 2022, expect your future ACERA monthly retirement allowance checks or direct deposit advice statements to come from JPMorgan Chase. This transition will happen automatically, and you do not need to take any action. </p> <p> The new check statements and direct deposit advice statements will be modeled on the previous ones, so you can expect to see the same layout you’re used to. For a guide to your statement and a preview of the new statement, visit <a href= "/statement">www.acera.org/statement</a>. </p> <p> For more information about your retirement allowance, visit <a href="/your-retirement-allowance">www.acera.org/allowance</a>. </p> <p> To contact ACERA, use our email form at <a href= "/contact-us">www.acera.org/contact</a> or call 510-628-3000. </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/acera-will-be-changing-banking-providers-december-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:01:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3833 at https://www.acera.org ACERA Office Now Open for Walk-In Visitors Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays https://www.acera.org/news/acera-office-now-open-walk-visitors-tuesdays-wednesdays-and-thursdays <p> Our open office hours have expanded to include Wednesdays. Beginning September 21, 2022, ACERA’s office has reopened to the public on a limited basis, Tuesdays , Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm. Walk-ins are welcomed. For members ready to retire, ACERA will offer in-person <a href= "/counseling">Ready-To-Retire Counseling appointments</a> on those days, in addition to continuing to offer virtual appointments. </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/acera-office-now-open-walk-visitors-tuesdays-wednesdays-and-thursdays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Wed, 21 Sep 2022 19:28:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3803 at https://www.acera.org ACERA Office Open for Walk-In Visitors Tuesdays and Thursdays https://www.acera.org/news/acera-office-open-walk-visitors-tuesdays-and-thursdays <p> Beginning August 23, 2022, ACERA’s office has reopened to the public on a limited basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm. Walk-ins are welcomed. For members ready to retire, ACERA will offer in-person <a href="/counseling">Ready-To-Retire Counseling appointments</a> on those days, in addition to continuing to offer virtual appointments. </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/acera-office-open-walk-visitors-tuesdays-and-thursdays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Tue, 23 Aug 2022 18:32:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3801 at https://www.acera.org Notice of Election 2022 for ACERA Board of Retirement https://www.acera.org/news/notice-election-2022-acera-board-retirement <h3><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtpXCDfW4YA"><img alt="" src="/sites/main/files/file-attachments/powtoon_screengab_copy.png" /></a></h3> <h3>Election Newsletter</h3> <p>[file:6065]</p> <h3>Nomination Period</h3> <p><strong>9:00 a.m. August 29, 2022&nbsp;– 5:00 p.m. September 26, 2022</strong></p> <p>During this period, members can request the Election Information Packet (that includes&nbsp;the nomination papers) by emailing a request to <a href="http://acera.org/">ACERAElectionPacket@acera.org</a> or by calling the election coordinator at 510-628-3077. You can not request a packet before August 29. Full instructions are in the Notice of Election below.</p> <p>Members submitting completed nomination papers must do so during this period.</p> <h3>Voting Begins</h3> <p><strong>November 16, 2022</strong></p> <p>Your ballot will arrive by mail.</p> <h3>Voting Ends</h3> <p>Return your signed ballot to the Registrar of Voters no later than</p> <p><strong>December 21, 2022&nbsp;at 5:00 p.m. PST</strong></p> <p>for your vote to be counted.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2022_acera_notice_of_election.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=611125" title="2022_acera_notice_of_election.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>2022 ACERA Notice of Election</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/acera_election_newsletter_2022.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1301562" title="acera_election_newsletter_2022.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>ACERA Election Newsletter 2022</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/notice-election-2022-acera-board-retirement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Fri, 22 Jul 2022 22:56:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3786 at https://www.acera.org Tell ACERA What You Think https://www.acera.org/news/tell-acera-what-you-think <p> <strong>Note:&nbsp;If you received an email from ACERA about this survey, that email is legitimate.</strong> </p> <p> We’re excited to announce that ACERA’s Board of Retirement and Senior Leadership Team have recently begun their planning for ACERA’s next five years and beyond. </p> <p> With so much change in the world, your feedback is more important than ever to ensure we’re providing the service and support you need. </p> <p> It will help us greatly if you’d tell us what you think. </p> <p> What do we do well? In what areas could we improve? </p> <p> We’ve designed a short survey to hear what you think. It will only take about four minutes of your time to complete. </p> <h3> Survey Takes 4 Minutes </h3> <p> Click below to take the survey: </p> <p> <a class="btn-primary" href= "https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDLB87J">Take the Survey Now</a> </p> <p> At ACERA, we are always improving to serve you, our members. </p> <p> We value your opinion and look forward to hearing from you. </p> <p> <strong>The survey closes at midnight on Sunday, July 31, 2022.</strong> </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/tell-acera-what-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Mon, 18 Jul 2022 21:28:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3789 at https://www.acera.org ACERA Reopening Office to Limited Visitors by Appointment Only https://www.acera.org/news/acera-reopening-office-limited-visitors-appointment-only-0 <p> ACERA has reopened&nbsp;its office to visitors by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. </p> <p> In order to maintain the health and safety of members and ACERA staff during&nbsp;the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ACERA is asking its members to continue completing their business with ACERA via <a href="/contact-us">mail, email, phone</a>, or video if they are able. </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/acera-reopening-office-limited-visitors-appointment-only-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News COVID-19 News Tue, 22 Mar 2022 17:15:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3761 at https://www.acera.org Free Gym Membership and Home Fitness Kits for Kaiser Senior Advantage Members https://www.acera.org/silverandfit <p></p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/silverandfit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wellness ACERA News Body Retiree Healthcare News Life Wellness Mon, 07 Feb 2022 23:21:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3746 at https://www.acera.org ACERA’s Office Closed Due to Omicron Variant https://www.acera.org/news/aceras-office-closed-due-omicron-variant <p> Due to the extreme transmissibility of the Covid-19 Omicron variant and the steep rise in Covid-19 cases, ACERA’s office will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and until further notice. This means that ACERA will not be offering in-person <a href="/counseling">Ready-To-Retire Counseling Appointments</a> during the office closure. </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/aceras-office-closed-due-omicron-variant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News COVID-19 News Sat, 15 Jan 2022 00:56:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3714 at https://www.acera.org ACERA 1099-Rs Will Be Mailed in January 2022 https://www.acera.org/news/acera-1099-rs-will-be-mailed-january-2022 <p> Members in retired status, as well as survivors of ACERA members, will receive their 1099-Rs&nbsp;in January. ACERA reports income to payees on IRS form 1099-R. The 1099-R forms for 2021&nbsp;will be mailed to all payees no later than January 31, 2022. Form 1099-R should be filed with your 2021&nbsp;tax return. </p> <h4> Get an Electronic Copy After January 17 </h4> <p> Your 1099-R form will be available on Web Member Services on January 17,&nbsp;2022. <a href="https://memberservices.acera.org/pgwebmember.exe">Log in</a> to take advantage of this great feature. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/irs-w-4p.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=138925" title="irs-w-4p.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>Tax Withholding Form: IRS Federal Form W-4P</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/ca-state-withholding.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=126536" title="ca-state-withholding.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>Tax Withholding Form: CA State Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/acera-1099-rs-will-be-mailed-january-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Wed, 05 Jan 2022 23:07:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3703 at https://www.acera.org 2021 ACERA Board Election Results https://www.acera.org/news/2021-acera-board-election-results <p>The Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association held an <a href="/news/notice-election-2021-acera-board-retirement">election</a> from November 10, 2021&nbsp;through December 15, 2021&nbsp;for one seat&nbsp;on the ACERA Board of Retirement for the calendar years 2022&nbsp;through 2024:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <p>Second Member to Represent the General Members</p> </li> </ul> <p>Votes for the Board of Retirement election were counted on December 16, 2021&nbsp;at the Registrar of Voters (ROV) office.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2021_bor_seat_2_election_results.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=141522" title="2021_bor_seat_2_election_results.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>Election Results Declaration</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/2021-acera-board-election-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Thu, 23 Dec 2021 23:23:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3698 at https://www.acera.org Judgment in ACERA’s Favor Ends Nine Years of Litigation https://www.acera.org/news/judgment-aceras-favor-ends-nine-years-litigation <p> Last year, the California Supreme Court published a decision in litigation over changes to state pension law affecting members who entered ACERA membership before January 1, 2013 and retired on or after January 1, 2013. The case was about legislative changes to the definition of “compensation earnable,” which is the salary component of the formula used for determining those members’ retirement allowances. Those changes excluded from “compensation earnable” some types of pay that ACERA had been including for many years, as required by a court-approved settlement agreement.&nbsp; </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2021-11-22_cccera_deputy_sheriffs_-_cccdsa_v_cccera_n12-1870_judgment_-_alameda_county_deputy_sheriffs_association.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=260925" title="2021-11-22_cccera_deputy_sheriffs_-_cccdsa_v_cccera_n12-1870_judgment_-_alameda_county_deputy_sheriffs_association.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>Judgment - CCCERA Deputy Sheriffs v. CCCERA</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/judgment-aceras-favor-ends-nine-years-litigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Thu, 02 Dec 2021 20:25:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3682 at https://www.acera.org Notice of Change to Operating Engineers Medical Plan https://www.acera.org/oe3 <p>As a retiree or survivor enrolled in Operating Engineers Local 3 (OE3) medical plan, ACERA is notifying you of a change and temporary cost impact to your&nbsp;2022 plan&nbsp;premiums. OE3 is requiring a late fee to be assessed on payments ACERA deducts for monthly premiums from your retirement payroll checks. ACERA is unable to change the premium payment submission to OE3 due to monthly payroll process timing.</p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/oe3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Retiree Healthcare News Sat, 06 Nov 2021 01:10:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3653 at https://www.acera.org All Web Member Services Member Portal Features Fully Available https://www.acera.org/news/all-web-member-services-member-portal-features-fully-available <p> <strong>2:04 pm&nbsp;PST |&nbsp;September 29, 2021</strong> </p> <p> All features of Web Member Services are back online including web forms and the document upload feature. Thank you for your patience. </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> <strong>11:25 am PST |&nbsp;September 28, 2021</strong> </p> <p> Web Members Services (WMS) back is back online. However, web forms and the document upload feature will continue to be unavailable as further security updates are made. Additional updates will be provided on this news post. </p> <p> &nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/all-web-member-services-member-portal-features-fully-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Mon, 27 Sep 2021 22:53:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3654 at https://www.acera.org Notice of Election 2021 For ACERA Board of Retirement https://www.acera.org/news/notice-election-2021-acera-board-retirement <h3>Nomination Period</h3> <p><strong>9:00 a.m. August 30, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. September 27, 2021</strong></p> <p>Members can request and submit nomination papers during this period.</p> <h3>Voting Begins</h3> <p><strong>November 10, 2021</strong></p> <p>Your ballot will arrive by mail.</p> <h3>Voting Ends</h3> <p>Return your signed ballot to the Registrar of Voters no later than</p> <p><strong>December 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PST</strong></p> <p>for your vote to be counted.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2021_notice_of_election.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=124998" title="2021_notice_of_election.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>2021 ACERA Notice of Election</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2021_acera_election_newsletter.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=655156" title="2021_acera_election_newsletter.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>2021 ACERA Election Newsletter</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/notice-election-2021-acera-board-retirement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Mon, 19 Jul 2021 23:09:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3637 at https://www.acera.org Changes For Tier 1 and 2 Members Who Retire After June 17, 2021 https://www.acera.org/news/changes-tier-1-and-2-members-who-retire-after-june-17-2021 <p> The Board of Retirement made changes to the rules on how much vacation sell back (during employment) and vacation cash out (at termination) can be included in the “compensation earnable” used to calculate benefits for Tier 1 and 2 members who retire after June 17, 2021. </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/changes-tier-1-and-2-members-who-retire-after-june-17-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:47:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3632 at https://www.acera.org ACERA Reopening Office to Limited Visitors by Appointment Only https://www.acera.org/news/acera-reopening-office-limited-visitors-appointment-only <p> On June 15, ACERA is reopening its office to visitors by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. </p> <p> In order to maintain the health and safety of members and ACERA staff during&nbsp;the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ACERA is asking its members to continue completing their business with ACERA via <a href="/contact-us">mail, email, phone</a>, or video if they are able. </p><p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/acera-reopening-office-limited-visitors-appointment-only" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News COVID-19 News Tue, 08 Jun 2021 23:36:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3630 at https://www.acera.org Deadline Extended for 2020 Reimbursements for Individual Medical Plan Expenses Through Via Benefits https://www.acera.org/news/deadline-extended-2020-reimbursements-individual-medical-plan-expenses-through-benefits <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/deadline-extended-2020-reimbursements-individual-medical-plan-expenses-through-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Retiree Healthcare News Fri, 23 Apr 2021 20:00:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3602 at https://www.acera.org ACERA Retiree Participants in the Delta Dental PPO https://www.acera.org/wellness/acera-retiree-participants-delta-dental-ppo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get dental advice from the comfort of your own home! </div> </div> </div> <p></p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/toothpic-deltadental-flyer-acera.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=9603262" title="toothpic-deltadental-flyer-acera.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>ToothPic Delta Dental Flyer</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-video"><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-1" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/412896460?fullscreen=1&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&autoplay=1" width="640" height="385"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/wellness/acera-retiree-participants-delta-dental-ppo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wellness ACERA News Retiree Healthcare News Wellness Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:11:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3319 at https://www.acera.org Find a COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.acera.org/vaccine <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/vaccine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wellness ACERA News COVID-19 News Wellness Mon, 15 Mar 2021 21:22:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3583 at https://www.acera.org ACERA 1099-Rs Will Be Mailed in January 2021 https://www.acera.org/news/acera-1099-rs-will-be-mailed-january-2021 <p> Members in retired status, as well as survivors of ACERA members, will receive their 1099-Rs&nbsp;in January. ACERA reports income to payees on IRS form 1099-R. The 1099-R forms for 2020 will be mailed to all payees no later than January 31, 2021. Form 1099-R should be filed with your 2020&nbsp;tax return. </p> <h4> Get an Electronic Copy After January 18 </h4> <p> Your 1099-R form will be available on Web Member Services on January 18,&nbsp;2021. <a href="https://memberservices.acera.org/pgwebmember.exe">Log in</a> to take advantage of this great feature. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/irs-w-4p.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=138925" title="irs-w-4p.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>Tax Withholding Form: IRS Federal Form W-4P</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.acera.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/ca-state-withholding.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=126536" title="ca-state-withholding.pdf"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-pdf" style="background-image: url('https://www.acera.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png')"></span>Tax Withholding Form: CA State Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.acera.org/news/acera-1099-rs-will-be-mailed-january-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News ACERA News Fri, 01 Jan 2021 23:10:00 +0000 Michael Fara 3511 at https://www.acera.org