The goal of Colorado PERA's Field Education Services staff is to be available to your employees in each of your offices, school buildings, facilities, and field locations. Meetings can be tailored to fit the length of time you have available. It's important to ensure that your employees are well-informed about their PERA benefits by a PERA representative.
We can help you provide information to your employees in the following ways:
- Information tables at in-service days, benefit fairs, or the break room.
- New employee orientation presentations.
- “Brown bag” or “lunch and learn” presentations.
- Informational meetings covering a variety of topics.
Field Education Services can provide onsite meetings tailored to your and your employees’ needs. We also provide a wide variety of published meetings as listed below. Any of the below sessions can also be brought to your location.
Benefit Information Meeting (BIM)
These meetings cover all aspects of PERA benefits and are for members at any stage in their PERA careers, especially those within 5‒10 years of retirement (two hours).
Get Help with PERA Retirement Forms
Learn how to complete PERA retirement forms including a Retirement Application, Direct Deposit by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form, and the Withholding Preference Form. The meeting does not explain PERA benefits (90 minutes).
Group Workshop (GW)
Informal interactive workshops open to 10‒12 members (spouses are also invited) that offer more detailed information for members at any stage in their retirement planning (90 minutes).
Individual Appointment (IA)
Appointments are available to PERA members to discuss anything related to their PERA membership or benefit calculation before retiring. It is not a requirement to meet with PERA staff prior to retiring.
PERACare Information Meeting (PCI)
Intended for members who are near retirement to learn important details about the PERACare Health Benefits Program including eligibility, pre-Medicare and Medicare plan choices, prescription benefits, and other topics (90 minutes).
PERAPlus 401(k)/457 Plans Meeting (PP)
A general overview of the PERAPlus program. These meetings will cover the features and benefits, investment options, and fees (one hour).
Planning for Medicare Meeting (PM)
This presentation will provide attendees with basic information about Medicare and PERA's supplemental insurance plans. Attendees will receive information about Medicare parts and eligibility, when to enroll, and premiums and deductibles, as well as up-to-date information on all of PERACare’s plans and carriers. This meeting is for individuals approaching Medicare eligibility and is held at PERA’s Pointe office on the second Tuesday of every month except in October (90 minutes).
Purchasing Service Credit (PSC)
These workshops review requirements and other information to aid members in deciding whether to purchase service credit (one hour).
Retirement Process Meeting (RPM)
Intended for members who plan to retire within the next year. Most of the meeting is devoted to reviewing the fundamentals of PERA benefits. In addition, there will be a detailed discussion of required forms and post-retirement issues (90 minutes).