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
​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, 2016.
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.

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.