Retiree Report - Spring 2017

Learn about PERA's upcoming community outreach tour, changes to the Board of Trustees and staff, and more.

There is no doubt PERA exists in a competitive, ever-changing environment. Over the years, we have demonstrated the value of providing sustainable and secure retirements to our members in partnership with our employers, while strengthening the Colorado economy as well.
As this newsletter went to print, several bills affecting Colorado PERA had been introduced.
In late 2016, the Colorado PERA Board of Trustees made changes to its actuarial assumptions.
Retirees enrolled in the Colorado PERA life insurance plan with Unum had an increase in their premiums, effective April 1, 2017. The premium increased from $7.75 to $10.28 per unit per month.
Colorado PERA named Amy McGarrity as its new Chief Investment Officer and Lawrence Mundy as Chief Financial Officer.
As Colorado PERA prepares to embark on a community outreach tour, the following are some frequently asked questions about the purpose of the tour.
We are hosting a statewide conversation to find out what the future should look like. Plan to join us at a PERA community outreach meeting.
Consider having your monthly benefit check directly deposited into your checking or savings account and you’ll have access to your money more quickly than if you receive a check in the mail.
Remember that any annual increase (AI) paid in 2017 will be paid beginning with your July 31 benefit check.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Colorado PERA for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ending December 31, 2015.
Fall will be here before you know it. That means Colorado PERA is already planning for October’s open enrollment meetings.
Consider attending a PERACare and Medicare meeting if you are preparing to enroll in Medicare.
There are several recent changes to Colorado PERA's Board of Trustees.
Colorado PERA complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Two long-time executives at Colorado PERA retired in early 2017: Karl Greve, Chief Financial Officer, and Jennifer Paquette, Chief Investment Officer.
Check out this compilation of books written by your fellow retirees.
The internet can be full of people and places designed to steal your identity and your money. Use the information below to determine if a link is safe before you click on it.
After 33 years as a teacher, Colorado PERA retiree Missy Salter knew that helping children was still central to her life’s mission and began researching volunteer opportunities working with children.
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