Resources for Those About to Retire or for Club Retirees

by Noelle Kauffman, Director of Sales
(CA License No: 0H45598)

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”  — Peter Drucker


For Those About to Retire

The Club is here to guide you through the retirement process every step of the way!

If you plan to retire soon or are newly Retired, you have access to attend a retirement planning party with Club Retiree Specialist Counselors that will set you up for success in retirement.

We will be reviewing topics including pension deduction, Retiree Life Insurance, Retiree Legal Insurance, the Club’s Retiree Mentorship Program, our Retiree Recognition Awards, and other valuable Club benefits.

The Club strives to make your transfer from active to Retired as easy as possible by guiding you through the processes; educating you on new, important topics; and welcoming you to our Club Retiree Community.

Attend a Retirement Planning Party!

Date: Last Thursday of each month
(Choose one: Jul. 25, Aug. 29, or Sep. 26)
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Club Headquarters, 311 S. Spring St., Suite 1300, Downtown Los Angeles
Parking: Validated parking provided.

RSVP today!
To reserve a spot at an upcoming Club Retirement Planning Party:


Meet Your Club Counselors!

Protect Yourself and Your Family with These Benefits Available Through the Club:

  • Life Insurance: Take the burden off your loved ones
  • Critical Illness and Cancer Insurance: Provide financial security
  • Accident Insurance: Ensure your peace of mind
  • MetLife Legal Insurance: Access legal help when you need it
  • Pet Insurance: Cover your furry friend’s health


Club Check-In for Retirees

It’s time to check in, Club Retirees, to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the Club offers!

1. Are you on pension deductions for your Club Membership and insurances?

If you are not, please call (800) 464-0452 or email and let us know that you are a Retiree and need to complete a pension form.

2. Do you have Life Insurance for you and your spouse so that your loved ones are protected in the future?

  • A life insurance policy can provide an income for your spouse as they wait for your retirement benefits to transfer; cover funeral and burial expenses; and provide for any loved ones who rely on your income.
  • Coverage is available for Members, spouses, and dependent children.
  • Benefits range from $10,000 to $50,000.

3. Have you received your retirement plaque from the Club?

The Club wants to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication you put in each day to make our City and state better places to live and work.

It doesn’t matter if you have been Retired for some time, newly Retired, or plan to retire soon, Retired Club Members are eligible to take part in the Club’s Retirement Ceremony, where you’ll be presented with a customized Club Retirement Plaque as we pay tribute to your career.

We will also feature you in Alive! for your friends, coworkers and family to celebrate. Begin the process by emailing and let us know you would like a retirement plaque and a Club representative will get the process started for you! (You have to have been a Club Member for at least five continuous years to be eligible.)

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our Retiree specialists at  •  or (800) 464-0452

LACEA Insurance Services, Inc. (Employees Club of California) is a licensed insurance agency offering insurance benefits to qualified Club members. The Club’s CA DOI Lic. is #0B98000.

Resources for Club Retirees or Those About to Retire

2024 Events


Sept. 5
General Membership Meeting
San Antonio Winery

737 Lamar St., Los Angeles
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Reservation information:
LADWP Retiree Association:


Contact Information

Employees Club of California
Club contact:

LA City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) (City Dept.)
(800) 779-8328

LADWP Retirees Association
Dolores Foley, President
(949) 388-1206

Fire and Police Pensions (City Dept.)
(844) 885-2377

LA Retired Fire and Police Association (LARFPA)
(888) 288-5073

Retired Los Angeles City Employees, Inc. (RLACEI)

(800) 678-4145, Ext. 0



Are You Ready for Retirement?
Here are some current programs to help with your planning.

Learn about your retirement options and benefits at an upcoming Planning for Retirement webinar, hosted by the LACERS Member Engagement team. Register via your MyLACERS account. Upcoming dates include:

Sat., May 18 (in person, LACERS HQ)
Thurs., June 6 (webinar)
Sat., June 22 (in person, LACERS HQ)
All webinars/events begin at 9 a.m. 

Applying for Retirement Online

Members are encouraged to submit their retirement application 60 days before their retirement date when using LACERS’ new Retirement Application Portal (RAP). The RAP is a great asset to LACERS Members that helps to streamline the retirement process. While the filing period is within 30 to 60 days of your retirement date, starting your application early and submitting it on the first day you can at the 60-day-prior mark, will allow for a couple of benefits. These include having ample time to discover any complications and address them without having to move your retirement date, as well as ensuring LACERS staff has time to meet your retirement date request.

For example, if your desired retirement date is June 25 2024, you would have aimed to submit your retirement application in the portal on Aug. 24, 2024. For more information, please visit