Tulare County · California

Defined Contribution

Picture of The Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector of Tulare County, Cass Cook

Cass Cook

•  Plan Administrator

Defined Contribution:


Arturo Mendez, Retirement Plan Advisor

(559) 967-2280

Email:  arturo.mendezvega@empower.com


457 Full-Time Plan

Tulare County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and/or a 457 Roth Plan to our full-time, regular employees. The voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation Plan allows participants to save for retirement now and pay taxes later by contributing a portion of their salaries to the plan. The 457 Roth option allows participants to contribute post-tax dollars now and take it tax free when you retire. These plans are offered to the employees of state and local governments, subdivisions of state governments or certain eligible key employees of tax exempt organizations.

If you are interested in finding out more about the 457 Defined Contribution plans for Tulare County, please contact:

Katerina Soto, Empower Retirement, a Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Account Executive
8515 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(559) 967-2280 (local phone)
(800) 701-8255 (Customer Service)
(866) 745-5766 (fax)
Empower Retirement, a Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company - www.empower-retirement.com or www.gwrs.com

457 Distribution Forms

Withdrawal and outgoing rollover forms.

Other 457 Forms

Forms to change your beneficiary, change your address, purchase service credits, and more.