A Member Sworn Statement is completed by each new VCERA member, at which time one or more beneficiaries for the VCERA retirement account are named. Because of the community property laws of California and the survivorship and death benefits available, married members typically name their spouse as their beneficiary.
It is important to keep your beneficiary designations current and notify VCERA of any life event changes, such as marriage, domestic partnership registration, divorce, or death of a beneficiary. Completing a new beneficiary form supersedes all prior VCERA beneficiary designations.
Beneficiary Designation/Change forms are available on the VCERA website.