Coronavirus Updates


A Note For Retirees About CARES Economic Impact Payments

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Are you a retiree with questions about the recently-enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act? You may be eligible for economic impact payments. On March 30, 2020, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update as of 3/30/2020

Novel Coronavirus

In the spirit of the COVID-19 medical directives of the CDC and the Orange County Health Care Agency, and out of concern for the health of our 45,000 OCERS members as well as our nearly 100 staff who serve them, we have decided to temporarily suspend in-person meetings with visitors to the OCERS Headquarters building in Santa Ana. Beginning Tuesday morning, March 17, OCERS was closed to walk-in members and the public on a temporary basis. Retirement applications can be completed and filed via the myOCERS member portal or mailed to the OCERS office.


A Message from OCERS Chief Executive Officer Steve Delaney on the OCERS Response to COVID-19
March 19, 2020 Update

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One of the more frustrating aspects of this COVID-19 crisis is the uncertainty that comes with dealing with something so new and so dangerous. I’m writing to reassure all OCERS members about certain facts of which you can be confident.

Your Benefit is Secure

The most important fact that you need to know is if you are retired, you will get your benefit, paid in full, paid on time. That’s a fact.