Membership in MercedCERA is effective upon appointment to an eligible full time position with the County of Merced, Superior Court of California (County of Merced) and the Merced Cemetery District.
Tier I eligibility requirements for general and probation members hired prior to June 13, 1994 and some A Level Managers. For safety members, those that are hired prior to July 1, 1998.
MercedCERA is funded by investment earnings, employee (member) contributions and employer contributions. Together, these funding sources enable MercedCERA to offer its members lifetime retirement benefits.
The following tables outline the benefits for both Miscellaneous and Safety at Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association (MercedCERA) members.
Beneficiaries are individuals designated by a MercedCERA member or retiree to receive survivor and/or death benefits after his or her death.
Several types of prior service may be purchased and included in your total years of service credit. Purchasing service credit can increase your retirement benefit and, in some cases, allow you to retire earlier.