The Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association (MercedCERA)
is a public employee retirement system established in 1950.
MercedCERA operates under the authority by
the California State Government Code, Section 31450 et.
seq., the County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL) and
Section 7522 et.seq. (PEPRA). MercedCERA is administered by the
Board of Retirement to provide retirement, disability, death, and
survivor benefits for its members.
MercedCERA is an employer-sponsored defined benefit retirement
plan qualified under Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a) that
provides a lifetime benefit to members that is calculated based
on a formula using age at retirement, years of service credit and
monthly final average compensation.
Participating employer-sponsors include Merced County, Merced
Superior Court, and Merced Cemetery District.