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 [email protected].

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

Materials for November 17, 2021 Board of Retirement Meeting

The docket for the November 17, 2021 Board of Retirement meeting, where the Board will hear appeals regarding the Alameda Decision, is available to view online… Click here for agenda materials >

NOW AVAILABLE: VIRTUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT EXPO

For one full week, and available 24 hours a day, you and your family will be able to watch engaging videos from your computer or smart phone! The more videos you watch, the more prizes you can win! Join in the fun, each video you choose to watch will be an opportunity for you to learn more about your benefits and wellness topics… Click here for the itinerary >

2021 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR GENERAL MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF RETIREMENT

On October 1, 2021, a General Trustee position on the Board of Retirement of the Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System became vacant. In accordance with the Board of Retirement elections policy, a special election will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – Monday, January 10, 2022 to select a General Member to fill the vacancy of the 2nd Member of the Board of Retirement… Click here for more information >

2022 OPEN ENROLLMENT MATERIALS AVAILABLE NOW!

SBCERS Open Enrollment period is from October 1 – 31. Forms for 2022 insurance changes are due by November 1… Click here for more information >

POP UP APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW VIRTUAL

SBCERS Member Services Representatives are available for virtual appointments… Click here for more information and book an appointment >

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 >

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 >

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 >

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

Materials for November 17, 2021 Board of Retirement Meeting

The docket for the November 17, 2021 Board of Retirement meeting, where the Board will hear appeals regarding the Alameda Decision, is available to view online… Click here for agenda materials >

NOW AVAILABLE: VIRTUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT EXPO

For one full week, and available 24 hours a day, you and your family will be able to watch engaging videos from your computer or smart phone! The more videos you watch, the more prizes you can win! Join in the fun, each video you choose to watch will be an opportunity for you to learn more about your benefits and wellness topics… Click here for the itinerary >

2021 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR GENERAL MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF RETIREMENT

On October 1, 2021, a General Trustee position on the Board of Retirement of the Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System became vacant. In accordance with the Board of Retirement elections policy, a special election will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – Monday, January 10, 2022 to select a General Member to fill the vacancy of the 2nd Member of the Board of Retirement… Click here for more information >

2022 OPEN ENROLLMENT MATERIALS AVAILABLE NOW!

SBCERS Open Enrollment period is from October 1 – 31. Forms for 2022 insurance changes are due by November 1… Click here for more information >

POP UP APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW VIRTUAL

SBCERS Member Services Representatives are available for virtual appointments… Click here for more information and book an appointment >

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 >

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 >

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

September 2021 Fund Performance: Fiscal Year to Date performance is 1.79%.

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UPCOMING EVENTS