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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Sep 22, 2017
The Colorado PERA Board of Trustees today voted 14-1 to endorse a comprehensive package of reforms designed to reduce the overall risk profile of the plan and improve PERA’s funded status.
Jul 28, 2017
Don’t forget that eligible retirees and benefit recipients will receive an annual increase with their July 31 benefit payment.

PERA on the Issues

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