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

Jul 28, 2017
Don’t forget that eligible retirees and benefit recipients will receive an annual increase with their July 31 benefit payment.
Jun 30, 2017
For most eligible retirees and benefit recipients, the annual increase (AI) to be paid on July 31 will be 2 percent. Other eligible retirees and benefit recipients, specifically those who began PERA membership on and after January 1, 2007, will have an AI of 1 percent.

Retiree Report

Apr 12, 2017
Visually impaired retirees can receive free audio recordings of the Retiree Report and other newsletters.
Apr 12, 2017
In late 2016, the Colorado PERA Board of Trustees made changes to its actuarial assumptions.

Retiree Update

Dec 21, 2016
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 21, 2016
With the new year just around the corner, it’s a good time to review your tax situation for 2017.