As a retiree, you are a valuable and stable contributor to the state’s economy and that means it’s as important as ever for you to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Colorado PERA.

Welcome PERA Retirees

After years of service to Colorado, you’re enjoying life at a different pace. But you still have the important task of staying informed about how the choices you make might affect your monthly PERA benefit. Here you’ll find the tools and information you need to manage your account by adjusting your tax withholding, electing to participate in PERA’s health care program, or working after retirement. And remember, we are always here to help with answers to your questions.

Taxes on Benefits

Working After Retirement

Additional Benefit Resources


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.

Retiree Insights


Jan 17, 2018
Beginning with the January benefit check, federal tax withholdings will reflect the 2018 tax tables associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Jan 17, 2018
The location of the Group Workshop and Benefit Information Meetings scheduled for January 22 will now be at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

Retiree Report

Oct 16, 2017
In the coming months, the Colorado PERA Board of Trustees may consider making changes to PERA’s Rules. Information on proposed changes is available online.
Oct 16, 2017
Colorado PERA is guided by our commitment to quality customer service, operational efficiency, ethical conduct, and accountability. Our commitment has been recently recognized by two organizations.

Retiree Update

Dec 15, 2017
Colorado PERA will mail year-end tax information on IRS Form 1099-R at the end of January. Along with PERA’s federal tax identification number (84-6220742), and part of your Social Security number, the following information may be printed on your 1099-R.
Dec 15, 2017
Check your mailbox for 2018 PERACare plan information from carriers in the coming weeks. Please review the information below for each plan in which you participate.