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.



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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Jan 17, 2018
Beginning with the January benefit check, federal tax withholdings will reflect the 2018 tax tables associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Jan 17, 2018
The location of the Group Workshop and Benefit Information Meetings scheduled for January 22 will now be at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

PERA on the Issues

PERAtour, the statewide community outreach effort that took place throughout 2017 to address PERA’s current funded status and risk...

This is shaping up to be a big year with the Legislature. Elected officials at the state and federal levels are pledging to address...

The Dime

Ah, the blog we all (or at least we) have been waiting for: a look at Colorado PERA’s defined benefit plan, the lifetime...

If you read the previous blog in this series, you’re now armed with a quick and dirty history of the public pension system...