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


Jun 23, 2017
Colorado PERA School Division members elected Tina Mueh and re-elected Marcus A. Pennell to the 16-member Board of Trustees.
Jun 23, 2017
Colorado PERA returned 7.3 percent adding $3 billion in net investment income in 2016 according to its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) released today by the PERA Board of Trustees.

Retiree Report

Apr 12, 2017
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Apr 12, 2017
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.

Retiree Update

Dec 21, 2016
Check your mailbox for 2017 PERACare plan information from carriers in the coming weeks. Please review the information below for each plan in which you participate.
Dec 21, 2016
The following are the dates PERA mails benefit checks and credits direct deposit accounts in 2017