Retirees

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

Programs

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

PERA News

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
Spending a career as a teacher or State employee is a career spent contributing to Colorado PERA, rather than Social Security. So how do the two systems compare? We looked at five different categories.
Oct 16, 2017
If you’re planning on making changes to your PERACare health, dental, or vision plan, PERA must receive your Enrollment/Change Form by November 9.

Retiree Update

Dec 15, 2017
If you are receiving a survivor benefit due to the death of a public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty, your benefit may be exempt from federal income tax.
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.