The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CALPERS) is a California State Agency which is responsible for managing the pension and health benefits for California Public Employees, Retirees and their families. If you are an employee with the State of California or have an agency which contracts with CALPERS, you most likely are eligible to receive a CALPERS retirement.
How can Industrial Back Injuries occur?
In California, Workers’ Compensation Back Injuries can occur in many ways. Injuries can be the result of a specific incident, a cumulative trauma, a presumptive injury, or a compensable consequence arising out of an injury to other body parts or systems. A Back Injury can also be an aggravation of a pre-existing back condition. This article discusses the types of industrial back injuries, the testings that are available, an the treatments that are available.
Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association (KCERA) is a multi-employer, defined benefit pension plan in Kern County, California, governed by the County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL) and subject to the requirements of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA).
KCERA is considered a “governmental plan,” as defined in Section 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. KCERA administers service retirements, disability retirements and survivorship benefits on behalf of nearly 18,000 active, deferred and retired members and their beneficiaries. The plan provides lifetime retirement benefits to Kern County employee members who meet the minimum age and service credit requirements. After a retired member dies, an eligible beneficiary may be entitled to a lifetime continuance of the benefit.
Certain public employees do not participate in the Federal Social Security Program. Rather, they participate in other retirement systems. Some of these retirement systems are administrated by the State of California, Counties, or Cities and/or Municipalities.