Colorado PERA provides retirement and other benefits to more than 560,000 current and former teachers, State Troopers, snowplow drivers, corrections officers, and other public employees who provide valuable services to all of Colorado.

Colorado PERA offices will be closed on November 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.


As a hybrid defined benefit plan, Colorado PERA provides you with comprehensive benefits and helps you navigate the road to retirement.



As a retiree, you are a valuable and stable contributor to the state’s economy and that means it’s as important as ever for you to stay
up-to-date on what’s happening at Colorado PERA.



Colorado PERA has over 500 affiliated employers including the State of Colorado, all school districts, the judicial system, and many municipalities and local government entities.

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Meetings & Appointments

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Nov 1, 2017
If you’re planning on making changes to your PERACare health, dental, or vision plan, PERA must receive your Enrollment/Change Form by November 9.
Oct 30, 2017
The Pueblo Convention Center’s main parking lot is under construction. Parking is available at two offsite locations.

PERA on the Issues

Phase 2 of PERAtour, PERA’s statewide community outreach effort, wrapped up on November 2. The goal for this second round of community...

PERA members want their retirement system to be fair and equitable. So it was no surprise to PERA staff and the Board of Trustees when...

The Dime

Black Friday: despite its wholesome roots in holiday feel-good consumerism, the day has become a sort of pre-UFC, survival...

Holy smokes…things sure seem to be grim at times.  It feels as if the country has seemingly split into a Grand Canyon...