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New Members

Your employer is one of more than 400 throughout Colorado that are part of PERA. PERA stands for Public Employees’ Retirement Association and we provide retirement benefits for those working in Colorado’s public sector. Because of your new job there, you’re now a PERA member.

PERA has two types of retirement plans: A defined benefit (also called a pension) plan where PERA invests funds on your behalf and then provides a lifetime monthly benefit in retirement, and a defined contribution plan where you choose your investments and then draw from your account balance in retirement.