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LACERS minimizes its retiree health care cost increases by:  going out to bid frequently on its health care




contracts, negotiating rates based on actual utilization data, conducting periodic dependent audits, and maximizing the impact of its unique retiree-only wellness program. Over the last 10 years, our annual medical plan rate increases averaged just 4.81% compared with the average actuarial medical trend rate of 8.28%.




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If you are ready to retire, follow these steps...
  1. Click here to schedule a Planning for Retirement Seminar
  2. Call (800) 779-8328 to schedule your Retirement Counseling Session
  3. Click here to download, print, and complete forms prior to your Retirement Counseling Session
  4. Click here to see a list of required documents you must file with LACERS prior to your retirement

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Planning for Retirement (PFR) Seminar
Nov. 30, 2017
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Dec. 5, 2017
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Nov. 28, 2017
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Dec. 12, 2017
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LACERS News
A Message From General Manager Thomas Moutes NEW
During the sixteen years I have spent at LACERS, I have tried every single day to do what is best for our Members. My most important accomplishment during that time was putting a very strong team in place to help LACERS improve in all areas of our business.

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Open Enrollment Has Ended NEW
LACERS’ Open Enrollment period ended November 15 and health plan changes can no longer be made for the 2018 calendar year. Unless there is a qualifying event, the next opportunity to make changes to your LACERS health plan will be during the Open Enrollment period for 2018. For more information about qualifying events, contact LACERS at (800) 779-8328 or visit www.lacers.org/retired to view the 2018 Health Benefits Guide.

Reminder: Any health plan changes you made during the Open Enrollment period become effective January 1, 2018, and your first monthly health plan premium deduction for 2018 will begin with your December 2017 LACERS Retirement Allowance.


Pension Symposium Presentation with Commentary NEW
LACERS’ Pension Symposium took place on February 9, 2017.  At the Symposium, there were presentations by two national pension experts and LACERS’ General Manager Tom Moutes.  Mr. Moutes’ presentation was titled “An Overview of LACERS” and it provides historical statistics to help understand the challenges that LACERS faces today and may face in the near future. While Mr. Moutes’ presentation was posted on our website immediately after the Symposium, it has now been updated to include presentation comments made at the Symposium to the many stakeholders in attendance.  Click here to view the presentation.

LACERS Recognizes Employees Who Exemplify Guiding Principles in Service to our Members NEW
At LACERS, our mission is to establish a trustworthy lifelong relationship serving our Members. LACERS has established a set of Guiding Principles that we all strive to reflect when assisting our Members and each other.

Each year, LACERS employees nominate and select their colleagues who best represent LACERS’ Guiding Principles of Character, Kindness, Professionalism, Respect, and Teamwork. 

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Member Demographic Fast Facts
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DWP
Read this before you transfer or promote to the Department of Water and Power.

If You Plan on Transferring or Promoting to DWP – Reciprocity Has Been Suspended between LACERS and WPERP. On December 10, 2013, the City of Los Angeles adopted an ordinance suspending reciprocity, effective January 1, 2014, between the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) and the Water and Power Employees Retirement Plan (WPERP). Read more ...
 





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