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MOM’S COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY EVENT

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m. PST
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m. PST

The LACERS Well team, along with Mom’s Computer, has scheduled monthly classes to help Members navigate the changing technology landscape, offer tips on using different devices, and more. Click here for more details.

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LACERS Active Members February Update

Submitting a Retirement Application

Are you planning to submit a retirement application in the near future? LACERS’ website, lacers.org, has helpful information that can make your retirement process as smooth as possible. Click here to learn more about what is needed during the retirement process, or click here to access the retirement application forms. 

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Retiree February 2021 Paycheck Flyer

Annual Notice of Right to Elect or Revoke Federal Income Tax Withholding 

You have the right to change your Federal income tax withholding. For 2021, if you receive less than an amount of $25,200 in taxable LACERS benefit payments, you are not required to elect Federal income tax withholding. However, keep in mind that the potential of up to 3% Annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in July 2021 may increase your income beyond the annual limit.

A. If you choose NOT to make changes to your current withholding:

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Newest LACERS Well Newsletter is Here!

Winter 2021 Edition Now Available

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The Winter 2021 edition of the LACERS Well newsletter is ready to view here on the LACERS website! In its pages you’ll find ways to give back to your community, stay connected virtually, manage stress in a positive way, and more. Printed versions of the newsletter will be arriving through the mail next week.

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LACERS Well February Calendar of Events

Let’s get through this together. The pandemic has challenged us physically and mentally. Join us for February Wellness Events designed to help all of us handle these challenging times. LACERSWell

Register for any of the listed events online through your MyLACERS account here. If you do not have a MyLACERS account, you may call LACERS at (800) 779-8328. If you need assistance with registration, you may send an email to LacersWell@lacers.org

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Helpful Links from The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Los Angeles is proud to be a protector of the American Dream and a defender of the inclusive values that are the bedrock of this great country. Mayor Garcetti is a national leader in the movement to help create new pathways to citizenship for people who are American by every measure except the papers they hold — and who deserve job opportunities, better wages, the right to vote, and peace of mind that citizenship brings into people’s lives.

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LACERS Active Members January Update

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LACERS’ General Manager New Years Message

On behalf of LACERS, happy new year! Hopefully you have had a prosperous start to 2021. Take a moment to read a new year’s message from LACERS’ General Manager, Neil Guglielmo, available here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? LACERS has put together information and resources regarding the vaccine, available here

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Retiree January 2021 Paycheck Flyer

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There’s Still Time: Open Enrollment Continues Until March 31

LACERS’ Extended Open Enrollment period will end on March 31, 2021. This means that you still have an opportunity to review and make changes to your medical and dental plans for the 2021 Plan year.

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Retiree December 2020 Paycheck Flyer

New Logo, Same Commitment! 

LACERS is proud to announce the launch of our new logo and brand identity as part of the ongoing evolution of our organization. We have grown and evolved over this past year, and we are refreshing our brand to better reflect who we are. After careful consideration, we have chosen a new logo that is modern with key elements that convey our mission and orientation for growth, while remaining true to our commitment to our Members!

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Retiree November 2020 Paycheck Flyer

Open Enrollment
LACERS Open Enrollment Period Continues

LACERS Open Enrollment started on October 15, 2020 and will run until March 31, 2021. This year’s Open Enrollment period was extended to allow staff more time to process your requests while handling the increased workload associated with the City’s retirement incentive program. As mentioned in previous communications, LACERS will have up to three months to process your request and keep in mind that you cannot make another change for at least one year from your change’s effective date unless you have a qualifying event.

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LACERS Retired Members November Update

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LACERS Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and this year the LACERS 800 phone number will not be in service from November 23 through November 25. Members can still reach LACERS for urgent matters by email at lacers.services@lacers.org. LACERS will be closed on November 26 and 27. Please keep these dates in mind and plan ahead if you would like to speak with a LACERS representative via phone. We look forward to continuing to assist our Members and hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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LACERS Active Members November Update

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LACERS Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and this year the LACERS 800 phone number will not be in service from November 23 through November 25. Members can still reach LACERS for urgent matters by email at lacers.services@lacers.org. LACERS will be closed on November 26 and 27. Please keep these dates in mind and plan ahead if you would like to speak with a LACERS representative via phone. We look forward to continuing to assist our Members and hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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LACERS Retired Members Update

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Combat the “Holiday Blues” with an Upcoming Zoom Meeting

Please join us for our LACERS Zoom Meeting – Holiday Wellness Workshop: Understanding Holiday Blues. This Zoom meeting will feature Dr. Haydeh Fakhrabadi, Psy.D., CPII Clinical Psychologist with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. 

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LACERS Active Members October Update

LACERS and Your Benefits Quiz

To celebrate National Retirement Security Month, we have put together a quiz that will help you learn about LACERS and your benefits, and also showcases the great resources available on our recently revamped website, www.lacers.org! Out of the Members who take the quiz,100 will be randomly selected to receive some LACERS’ swag. Please take the quiz by October 31, 2020 to be considered.

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Retiree October 2020 Paycheck Flyer

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There’s Still Time: Virtual Open Enrollment Meetings

Don’t miss your chance to attend any of the three remaining virtual Open Enrollment meetings available for you to learn about changes for 2021 and your health plan options. The virtual meetings are health carrier specific and will be held on the following dates:

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