The Retired Employees of San Diego County, Inc. (RESDC) is a non-profit membership organization representing all San Diego County retirees, ensuring their current benefits are protected and obtaining new benefits when justified. We are proud to have aggressively worked to obtain and protect retiree benefits over many years. We helped secure health insurance coverage for eligible retirees, and defended it when under attack. We successfully pushed for a fixed-amount death benefit for surviving beneficiaries. RESDC provides important retiree information through a monthly newsletter, The NETWORK. We also offer member benefits such as: competitive rates on insurance (dental, vision, etc.); discounts on products and services; and social events throughout the year.
The RESDC Board of Directors works closely with the SDCERA Board of Retirement, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and the California Retired County Employees Association (an organization representing over 150,000 state-wide county retirees) on behalf of San Diego County retirees.
Founded in 1961, RESDC is dedicated to advocating for retiree interests and providing pertinent information, social opportunities, and service for its members.
RESDC is proud to be an active partner with Live Well San Diego, the County of San Diego’s vision to improve the health, safety and well-being of all County residents. There are three components:
- Building Better Health calls for improving the health of all residents and supporting healthy choices.
- Living Safely calls for ensuring residents are protected from crime and abuse, neighborhoods are safe and communities are resilient to disasters and emergencies.
- Thriving calls for cultivating opportunities for all people and communities to grow, connect, and enjoy the highest quality of life.
RESDC is committed to strengthening its voice by partnering with like-minded advocates. We are a proud partner of the Retirement Security Roundtable, a collaborative networking group that meets twice annually and is dedicated to combining efforts to advocate at local, state, and federal levels focusing on retirement security issues. RESDC co-leads this group with the City of San Diego Retired Employees Association. The group is comprised of other retiree groups such as the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA), the State Association of County Retirement (SACRS), and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Last year, this group developed a short list of common messages about retirement security that dispels myths about public pensions. The common messages are:
- Retiree pensions contribute to the economy;
- All workers should have retirement security;
- Public retiree pensions are reasonable;
- Public employees pay for their pension benefits.
RESDC and our Roundtable partners have since prioritized these messages in our communications with retirees, in written response to media attacks on pensions, and to influence policy makers.
RESDC additionally works with the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA), a nonprofit comprised of retirement associations, such as RESDC, representing the twenty counties constituted under the 1937 Retirement Act. CRCEA provides a forum for educating members and promoting retiree benefits and issues.
RESDC also regularly attends conferences held by the State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS). SACRS is an association of the twenty county retirement systems under the 1937 Retirement Act, including San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA).