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.

Welcome PERA Employers

PERA relies on employers to enroll eligible employees for membership, remit contributions on members’ PERA-includable salary, complete necessary forms, and provide other information necessary for the successful operation of PERA. On this page, you will find the tools and information you need to communicate with PERA about your employees.

Employer Training

Employer-Completed Forms

Most Requested Employee Publications

Additional Services and Information


Active members are eligible to enroll in PERACare if their employer has joined the program and they meet the employer's eligibility requirements.

PERAPlus and DC Plans

The PERAPlus 401(k) and 457 Plans are voluntary retirement savings programs offered by PERA. The PERA DC Plan is available for certain employees who are eligible for PERAChoice.

Life Insurance

PERA offers an optional decreasing term life insurance program administered by Unum.

Employer Insights


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 Topics

Aug 25, 2017
PERA Needs Employer Input Take Employer Suvey Here PERAtour, PERA’s statewide outreach initiative, concluded its first phase in June...
Aug 25, 2017
House Bill (HB) 17-1176, PERA Retirees Employed by Rural School Districts, passed earlier this year by the Colorado General Assembly,...