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


Apr 17, 2018
On March 7, 2018, Senate Bill (SB) 18-200 was introduced. The intent of the legislation is to improve PERA's funded status and lower...
Apr 10, 2018
Two meetings scheduled for San Luis on Tuesday, April 10 have been canceled.

PERA Topics

Jan 9, 2018
The retirement benefit that Colorado PERA offers is a valuable tool for attracting and retaining a quality public workforce. However,...
Jan 9, 2018
The IRS recently announced the new dollar limits for pension and defined contribution plans. Here are a few key items that relate to...