Even though you’re no longer working for a Colorado PERA-covered employer, the money in your account continues to grow. In fact, even if you only worked for a PERA employer for a short time, your future retirement benefit can be extremely valuable to you. It’s a source of income for a time when you likely didn’t pay into Social Security and it gives you access to subsidized health care in retirement.
Regardless of the size of your PERA account, it’s important to keep your information current and stay up-to-date. Consider how these PERA resources can help you:
Log on for a personalized experience.
One of the best things you can do is set up online access to your account.
Use an online calculator.
Once you’ve logged into your account, you can calculate the amount of your monthly retirement benefit. We’ll use your actual employment and salary history for the most accurate results.
Attend an informational webinar.
Even if retirement is still far away, consider attending a Benefit Information Webinar. It gives a broad overview of the benefits you’ll receive in retirement. These webinars are held several times each month and take less than an hour.
Stay connected online.
It’s important to stay connected online. Keep up-to-date with all PERA news and information by subscribing to our blog, peraontheissues.com or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube. Also, be sure the email address on file at PERA is correct by logging into your PERA account at www.copera.org.