Welcome to Protect Our Benefits, Inc.

Protect Our Benefits, Inc. (POB) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health benefits of retirees in the San Francisco Health Service System (HSS) and the pension benefits of retirees in the San Francisco Employees Retirement System (SFERS). As of 2018, the 29,965 retiree members include surviving spouses, qualified domestic partners, and members who sustained an injury or illness that prevented them from performing their duties on disability. As of 2018, HSS members have 28,148 retirees and 9,434 dependents enrolled in member-benefit health plans. We work to strengthen alliances with groups that already share POB’s objectives and to establish new relationships with other groups and individuals that have similar objectives. We are committed to taking the legal and political actions necessary to achieve our goals.


Our Supporters & Contributors

POB’s more than 3,000 supporters and contributors are retired employees of the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District, Community College District and SF Court System. Despite our diverse experiences as employees, we have one common goal as retirees: to protect the health and retirement benefits we have earned over the years.

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Informative Reads

What we have have been up to the last 20 years

Why San Francisco’s Pension is a top performer

Participate with Protect Our Benefits

If you are a retiree of the City and County of San Francisco and would like to participate with Protect Our Benefits, please e-mail us at Participate@protectourbenefits.org. Be sure to let us know where you reside and what you are interested in doing. Since POB is an all-volunteer group, please allow a few days for us to respond.