The VCERA Member Portal is a password-protected, self-service web portal where you can conveniently view key elements of your retirement account. The portal is designed to give VCERA members up-to-date access to the retirement information most relevant to them:
Active and deferred members will be able to check contribution balances, verify beneficiaries, read VCERA correspondence and run personalized benefit estimates.
Retired members will be able to view monthly payment summaries, print tax statements and update mailing addresses.
The member portal will be launched in phases. Over the coming months, VCERA will mail members detailed instructions on how to register and use their portal accounts (see Quick-Start Guides on right).
If you need additional assistance, please contact the VCERA Member Portal hotline at (805) 677-8700 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other member requests, call VCERA at (805) 339-4250.
VCERA will withhold federal and state (California only) income taxes from your monthly retirement benefit according to the preferences you indicated on the Federal/State Income Tax Withholding Form. You may a) elect a specific percentage, b) use the standard tax tables, or c) designate a fixed amount of federal and state tax withholdings. You can update your preferences at any time in writing. A qualified tax advisor can assist you in determining the appropriate withholding amounts.
VCERA does not administer retiree health benefits and thus cannot answer questions about such plans. For information on your eligibility in the County’s medical, dental and vision care plans, contact the Ventura County Human Resources Department at (805) 662-6791.