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RETIREE PAY DATE

Direct Deposit
March 1
Check Mailing
February 29

Welcome to

Santa Barbara County
Employees’ Retirement System

About Us

Due to inclement weather, SBCERS offices will be closed on Monday, February 5 and will re-open on Tuesday, February 6 at 8:00 a.m. Staff will be working remotely and Zoom appointments are available.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

Learn About Your SBCERS Membership Statement

Active and Deferred SBCERS Members have received a Member Statement in the mail, along with the SBCERS Popular Annual Financial Report. Active and Deferred Members can view their Member Statement online at MySBCERS, by clicking “Statements” under “Communications.” Click here to learn 6 tips to being well informed and retirement ready>

Virtual Retiree Open Enrollment Now Available

An online video library is now available for viewing. These videos may be accessed 24/7 year-round. Click here for the Virtual Open Enrollment >

Working for an SBCERS Employer After Retirement as Extra-Help, Contractor on Payroll (COP), or Independent Contractor

Once a member retires from SBCERS they are generally free to work for a private or public employer and participate in another retirement plan without that employment affecting the member’s retirement benefit. However, working for the County of Santa Barbara or another SBCERS employer while retired from SBCERS is subject to rules and restrictions, even if done in a different capacity from the member’s original occupation. If you plan on working for an SBCERS Employer after retirement as Extra-Help, Contractor on Payroll (COP), or Independent Contractor, click here for guidelines and forms >

2023 RETIREMENT BASICS VIDEOS AVAILABLE

Videos explaining what to expect during the retirement process, who is eligible for retirement, how your pension benefit is calculated, COLA, what service purchases are and how they impact your benefit, retiree health insurance, and what happens to your retirement account when you go through a divorce and dissolution of registered domestic partnership are available to view…. Click Here for the Playlist >

GUIDELINES FOR LEGAL SEPARATION AND DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

SBCERS has developed guidelines to assist members undergoing dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership. There may be unique circumstances that are not discussed in these guidelines. Members and their spouses are encouraged to contact an SBCERS member services representative should these guidelines not address their questions or concerns… Click here for more information>

IRS Mandated Withholding Election Updates For Future Withholding Changes

The IRS has recently updated the withholding forms used by employees and pension recipients to request changes to their federal withholding elections. These changes will be effective for any new payee of the Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System, or any existing payee wishing to make changes to their Federal withholdings, in 2023…. Click here for more information>

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 >

ANNOUNCEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

Learn About Your SBCERS Membership Statement

Active and Deferred SBCERS Members have received a Member Statement in the mail, along with the SBCERS Popular Annual Financial Report. Active and Deferred Members can view their Member Statement online at MySBCERS, by clicking “Statements” under “Communications.” Click here to learn 6 tips to being well informed and retirement ready>

Virtual Retiree Open Enrollment Now Available

An online video library is now available for viewing. These videos may be accessed 24/7 year-round. Click here for the Virtual Open Enrollment >

Working for an SBCERS Employer After Retirement as Extra-Help, Contractor on Payroll (COP), or Independent Contractor

Once a member retires from SBCERS they are generally free to work for a private or public employer and participate in another retirement plan without that employment affecting the member’s retirement benefit. However, working for the County of Santa Barbara or another SBCERS employer while retired from SBCERS is subject to rules and restrictions, even if done in a different capacity from the member’s original occupation. If you plan on working for an SBCERS Employer after retirement as Extra-Help, Contractor on Payroll (COP), or Independent Contractor, click here for guidelines and forms >

2023 RETIREMENT BASICS VIDEOS AVAILABLE

Videos explaining what to expect during the retirement process, who is eligible for retirement, how your pension benefit is calculated, COLA, what service purchases are and how they impact your benefit, retiree health insurance, and what happens to your retirement account when you go through a divorce and dissolution of registered domestic partnership are available to view…. Click Here for the Playlist >

GUIDELINES FOR LEGAL SEPARATION AND DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

SBCERS has developed guidelines to assist members undergoing dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership. There may be unique circumstances that are not discussed in these guidelines. Members and their spouses are encouraged to contact an SBCERS member services representative should these guidelines not address their questions or concerns… Click here for more information>

IRS Mandated Withholding Election Updates For Future Withholding Changes

The IRS has recently updated the withholding forms used by employees and pension recipients to request changes to their federal withholding elections. These changes will be effective for any new payee of the Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System, or any existing payee wishing to make changes to their Federal withholdings, in 2023…. Click here for more information>

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 >

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