California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)CalPERS uses three factors to calculate your retirement benefit:  Service Credit (years) x Benefit Factor (% per year, age) x Final Compensation = Pension/Unmodified Allowance.  Pension benefits are payable for life.

Per the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), effective 1/1/13, new-hire employees with no prior membership in any California public retirement system will be placed in the following retirement formulas.  Employees must contribute 50% of the normal cost rate to CalPERS.

  • Miscellaneous:  2%@ age 62
  • Safety Employees:  2.7%@ age 57

New-hire employees who first established CalPERS membership with another agency prior to January 1, 2013 and are eligible to establish reciprocity with the City of Rohnert Park are considered "classic" members and will be placed in the following retirement formulas:

  • Miscellaneous:  2%@ age 55
  • Safety Employees:  3%@ age 55

The City does not participate in Social Security, but does withhold Medicare taxes.

Benefit Providers Contact List

Currently employees may select from the following medical insurance plans:
2019 Kaiser $20 copay SBC
2019 Kaiser $40 copay SBC
2019 Kaiser $1,350 high deductible SBC
2019 Kaiser Side by Side Benefits Comparison
2019 Kaiser Chiropractic Summary
2019 REMIF EPO $250 SBC
2019 REMIF EPO $500 SBC
2019 REMIF PPO $500 SBC
2019 REMIF $1350 SBC
2019 REMIF Plan Grid
2019 REMIF Summary Plan Document
2019 Sutter $25 copay SBC
2019 Sutter $25_EOC
2019 Sutter $500 deductible SBC
2019 Sutter $500_EOC
2019 Sutter $1,500 high deductible SBC
2019 Sutter $1,500_EOC
2019 Sutter Acupuncture Chiropractic Benefits Summary
2019 Sutter Acupuncture Chiropractic_EOC
2019 Sutter Enrollment_Form

The City contributes a set credit amount based on coverage level:
2019 Employee Rates

Alternate Benefit:  eligible employees who provide proof of health insurance coverage from a source other than the City may receive an alternate benefit of $350/month which may be directed to an employee’s deferred compensation account or toward the purchase of any other eligible benefit program.

City provides Delta Dental and VSP (vision) insurance at no premium cost to full-time employees and eligible dependents.
2018 Delta Dental Summary
Delta Dental - New Value Added Features
2018 VSP Summary


  • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy for employees and $1,000 for dependents
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retiree Health Savings Account – City contributes $100/month
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education and Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Use of the City's Sports Center, and lap swim in the City's swimming pools, for employee and eligible dependents