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Journey to Retirement

Member News - February 2021

We’re excited to share our first issue of Journey to Retirement with you! 

These new periodic electronic newsletters are designed with you, our member, in mind.  They are filled with information on our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your retirement planning.

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Life After Retirement

Member News - February 2021

We’re excited to share our first issue of Life After Retirement with you! 

These new periodic electronic newsletters are designed with you, our member, in mind.  They are filled with information on our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support you in your life after retirement.

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2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

This year’s 2.0% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) will be effective April 1, 2021. The SBCERA Board of Retirement approved the COLA for Retirees and Beneficiaries at its Board meeting on February 4, 2021.

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Looking Ahead to 2021: A Message from SBCERA’s CEO

December 30, 2020

As we reflect on this last year, I am full of gratitude for our team here at SBCERA and for our partnership with all of you—our valued members and public servants who serve our San Bernardino communities.  There’s no doubt 2020 has been one of the most challenging years of our lifetime.  The coronavirus pandemic and economic uncertainty have been difficult for everyone.

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Alameda Case Update

February 11, 2021

At its Board meetings on August 6, 2020, September 3, 2020, October 1, 2020, and November 5, 2020, the SBCERA Board of Retirement adopted resolutions 2020-5, 2020-6, 2020-8, 2020-9, and 2021-1, respectively, to address the California Supreme Court’s decision issued on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in the case known as Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association et al. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association and Board of Retirement of ACERA (S247095, also known as “the Alameda case”).

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Secure Drop Box Installed 

SBCERA has installed a secure drop box for your convenience. You can now drop off paperwork, correspondence, and parcels that are within 15X12 in size. 

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RESBC and PGA Benefits

The Retired Employees of San Bernardino County (RESBC) and Pacific Group Agencies (PGA) have recently mailed information to some retirees regarding their open enrollment period. Since SBCERA does not administer health or vision coverage and simply facilitates the deduction, our staff cannot answer specific questions regarding these changes.

For more information, please contact PGA at (800) 511-9065 or RESBC@pgagencies.com.

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SBCERA Launches New Website to Better Serve Its Members & Stakeholders

May 6, 2020

SBCERA Website

This year, the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) is marking 75 years of service to our members. As we pass this historic milestone, we’re heading into the future with the launch of our new website­—specially tailored for those we serve. Our new site will also help us more effectively provide you with the latest updates and information, with many of our services currently shifting online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Alameda Case Update—Oral Argument to be held on May 5, 2020

April 20, 2020

On April 15, 2020, San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) received notice of the date for the California Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in the case known as Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association et al. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association and Board of Retirement of ACERA (S247095) (“Alameda”). The Court set oral argument for May 5, 2020. On that date, the Court will hear issues concerning several pay items for legacy members of County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL) systems.

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Investment Update in Response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

SBCERA members and employers,

We want to reassure you that despite these turbulent times and markets, your pension has mechanisms and strategies to protect your income, now and in the future. Since the initial spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have seen a global economic stress and related volatility in markets. This has undoubtedly challenged the pension industry.

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2.00% COLA Approved

February 6, 2020

The SBCERA Board of Retirement has approved a 2.00% Cost-of-Living Adjustment for retirees and beneficiaries, effective April 1, 2020. Any members who retire on or before April 1, 2020, will receive the COLA and the increase will automatically be included in benefit payments beginning April 30, 2020.

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Coronavirus Updates

Our office is currently closed to the public, but we're working and available to assist you. Pension payments are on schedule and we are processing retirements. Visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) resource page for more information.

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