Deductions, Taxes & Insurance

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Optional Deductions

You may request the following optional deductions be taken from your monthly VCERA benefit. You can change the deductions at any time in writing.

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Income Tax

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.

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Medical Insurance

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.