When a Retiree or Beneficiary Dies

Death Of Retired Member


Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) staff is ready to help at the time of a retired member's death. Please contact MCERA to report the member's death. Upon such notification, MCERA will determine what benefits, if any, are payable to the member's beneficiary, and will send the appropriate forms for completion. The member's benefit ends on the day of death. Any survivor benefit payable would begin the following day.

Death Of Beneficiary


In the event of the death of your beneficiary, please notify MCERA. Depending on the option you chose at the time of retirement, you may wish to name a new beneficiary. MCERA staff is here to assist you with any updates or changes you may decide to make.