The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association
(SBCERA) is an independent, defined benefit pension plan
providing retirement, disability, and death benefits on behalf of
approximately 48,000 members and beneficiaries. We serve 17
employers throughout California and invest more than $14 billion
As a defined benefit pension plan, SBCERA provides eligible
members with a lifetime retirement benefit based on their years
of service, age at retirement, final average compensation, and
We are your foundation for a secure retirement and this pension
serves as a stable, reliable source of income—both for those
already enjoying retirement and those who will retire in the
years to come.
Our website offers a comprehensive library of resources and
information about your retirement plan. From this point forward,
our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need
to make informed decisions about your future retirement. You can
expect to hear from us throughout your career.
We look forward to serving you throughout your journey to
In SBCERA’s continued effort to easily explain the complex information related to pensions, our retirement experts have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and answers to those questions.