SBCERS offices are closed to the public, however we can assist you online or over the phone. If you have questions regarding our social distancing policy, or just want to discuss your retirement account, please call 1-877-568-2940 or email benefit[email protected].

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

SBCERS PRELIMINARY INVESTMENT RESULTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2021

The Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System (SBCERS) is pleased to report an estimated 25.58% gross investment return for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021…. Click here to read the announcement >

POP UP APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW

SBCERS Member Services Representatives are available for in-person “Pop Up” appointments on a number of dates in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc. These appointments will be in person, yet adhering to CDC social distancing requirements… Click here for more information and book an appointment >

ALAMEDA DECISION IMPACT ON STAND-BY EARNINGS CODES

This Fact Sheet is for use by active county employees and provides time sheet coding guidance for recent changes to County of Santa Barbara Stand-By earnings codes pursuant to the California Supreme Court’s decision in Alameda County Sheriffs’ Assoc. v. Alameda County Retirement Assoc. (the “Alameda Decision”), provides timesheet coding information for employees working stand-by effective Pay Period 2021-14, and answers key questions members may have. All Alameda Case Updates are posted to the Alameda Case Update PageClick here to view the FAQ on Refunds & Pay Codes >

Popular Annual Financial Report Available to View Online

The SBCERS Popular Annual Financial Report as of June 30, 2020 is available to view online… Click here to read the report >

County Dental PPO plan rate reduction – effective December 1, 2020 through Insurance Year 2021

The County has reviewed the insurance fund balances, and determined that, due to a high accumulated fund balance in the Dental PPO fund, the rates for County Dental PPO rates are reduced as follows. These reduced rates are effective the December 1, 2020 benefit payment, through the entire year 2021.

Dental PPO rates for December 2020 and insurance year 2021:
Retiree:  $ 34.52
Retiree + 1:  $ 56.74
Retiree Family:  $86.16

Information on Disability Retirement Benefits and SBCERS Account Management Best Practices

Please know that your retirement benefits protect you and your loved ones in the event you become disabled and are unable to perform your usual duties…. Click here to learn more about your benefits and how to ensure your wishes are properly carried out >

SBCERS Office is implementing social distancing practices

On March 16, 2020, SBCERS is implementing operating practices designed to encourage social distancing and reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus…. Read the CEO’s Letter >

RETIREMENT BASICS WORKSHOP VIDEO AVAILABLE

Watch the video from the May 2019 Retirement Basics Workshop: Best Practices for Retirement Planning… Watch the Video >

MONTHLY INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE

June 2021 Fund Performance: Fiscal Year to Date performance is 25.11%.
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QUICK LINKS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 23 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Maria
Wednesday, July 28 Board of Retirement Meeting
Friday, July 30 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Barbara
Friday, August 6 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Maria
Monday, August 9 Pop Up Appointments in Lompoc
Friday, August 13 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Barbara
Friday, August 20 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Maria
Monday, August 23 Pop Up Appointments in Lompoc
Wednesday, August 25 Board of Retirement Meeting
Friday, August 27 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Barbara

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

SBCERS PRELIMINARY INVESTMENT RESULTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2021

The Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System (SBCERS) is pleased to report an estimated 25.58% gross investment return for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021…. Click here to read the announcement >

POP UP APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW

SBCERS Member Services Representatives are available for in-person “Pop Up” appointments on a number of dates in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc. These appointments will be in person, yet adhering to CDC social distancing requirements… Click here for more information and book an appointment >

ALAMEDA DECISION IMPACT ON STAND-BY EARNINGS CODES

This Fact Sheet is for use by active county employees and provides time sheet coding guidance for recent changes to County of Santa Barbara Stand-By earnings codes pursuant to the California Supreme Court’s decision in Alameda County Sheriffs’ Assoc. v. Alameda County Retirement Assoc. (the “Alameda Decision”), provides timesheet coding information for employees working stand-by effective Pay Period 2021-14, and answers key questions members may have. All Alameda Case Updates are posted to the Alameda Case Update PageClick here to view the FAQ on Refunds & Pay Codes >

Popular Annual Financial Report Available to View Online

The SBCERS Popular Annual Financial Report as of June 30, 2020 is available to view online… Click here to read the report >

County Dental PPO plan rate reduction – effective December 1, 2020 through Insurance Year 2021

The County has reviewed the insurance fund balances, and determined that, due to a high accumulated fund balance in the Dental PPO fund, the rates for County Dental PPO rates are reduced as follows. These reduced rates are effective the December 1, 2020 benefit payment, through the entire year 2021.

Dental PPO rates for December 2020 and insurance year 2021:
Retiree:  $ 34.52
Retiree + 1:  $ 56.74
Retiree Family:  $86.16

Information on Disability Retirement Benefits and SBCERS Account Management Best Practices

Please know that your retirement benefits protect you and your loved ones in the event you become disabled and are unable to perform your usual duties…. Click here to learn more about your benefits and how to ensure your wishes are properly carried out >

SBCERS Office is implementing social distancing practices

On March 16, 2020, SBCERS is implementing operating practices designed to encourage social distancing and reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus…. Read the CEO’s Letter >

RETIREMENT BASICS WORKSHOP VIDEO AVAILABLE

Watch the video from the May 2019 Retirement Basics Workshop: Best Practices for Retirement Planning… Watch the Video >

MONTHLY INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE

June 2021 Fund Performance: Fiscal Year to Date performance is 25.11%.

Click on the image to view full size.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 23 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Maria
Wednesday, July 28 Board of Retirement Meeting
Friday, July 30 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Barbara
Friday, August 6 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Maria
Monday, August 9 Pop Up Appointments in Lompoc
Friday, August 13 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Barbara
Friday, August 20 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Maria
Monday, August 23 Pop Up Appointments in Lompoc
Wednesday, August 25 Board of Retirement Meeting
Friday, August 27 Pop Up Appointments in Santa Barbara