For the Year Ended December 31, 2016
PERA has a large impact on the state of Colorado. In addition to creating jobs through the investment of PERA trust fund dollars in many Colorado-based companies, PERA contributes to the state’s economy by providing pension and health care benefits to Colorado PERA participants.
In 2016, PERA paid over $4.2 billion in pension benefits, and of that, nearly $3.8 billion was paid to 98,332 PERA retirees living in Colorado. PERA retirement benefits represent a steady stream of income in every county in Colorado.