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


Apr 17, 2018
On March 7, 2018, Senate Bill (SB) 18-200 was introduced. The intent of the legislation is to improve PERA's funded status and lower...
Apr 10, 2018
Two meetings scheduled for San Luis on Tuesday, April 10 have been canceled.

Retiree Report

Mar 13, 2018
You wouldn’t mail your Social Security number to someone who wants to steal your identity. Similarly, when you’re on the internet, you should take steps to make sure you’re not sending your personal information to a thief.
Mar 13, 2018
For nearly five years, we’ve been proud to feature the books written by Colorado PERA retirees. What began as a feature of six authors, has grown to include the writings of more than 170 members.

Retiree Update

Dec 15, 2017
​With tax season upon us, it’s a good time to review your tax situation for 2018. The following are answers to some frequently asked questions about how federal and state income tax rules affect your Colorado PERA benefit.
Dec 15, 2017
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires individuals who have a gap in qualifying insurance coverage of three or more months to make an individual shared responsibility payment. Form 1095 provides information about qualifying health coverage you, your spouse, and your dependents had for some or all months during the year.