Established in 1947, The Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association is a retirement system that provides disability and death benefits to the employees, retirees and former employees of the County of Alameda. The association, also known as ACERA, offers retiree health, dental and vision care and supplemental cost of living benefits. It offers Medicare supplement and benefit reimbursement plans, as well as sponsored medical plans from Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente and PacifiCare. The Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association also provides monthly medical allowances, membership services and mid-career planning and improved preretirement planning seminars. The association provides investment of assets in domestic equity, international equity, domestic and global fixed income and real estate classes. The Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association is located in Oakland, Calif.