Learn more about your PERA benefits from the comfort of your own home by participating in a live webinar. You’ll be able to ask questions and hear questions from other PERA members, just like you would at an in-person meeting.
Which meeting should I attend?
Your PERA membership is a journey that begins the day you begin working for a PERA employer. To find the best meeting for you, first select your current place on your PERA journey, then click the appropriate "Register Here" button to select a day and time that works best for you.
Webinars (all times are Mountain Time):
New to PERA membership and working for a school district or one of the organizations listed on this page?
Short and snappy, our New Member Webinar is perfect for someone checking out PERA’s benefits for the very first time. (If you are newly hired to the State of Colorado, a higher education institution, or a local government, keep scrolling to the Retirement Choice webinar, designed just for you)
New to PERA membership and working for the State of Colorado, a higher education institution, or a Local Government?
You have an important choice to make! As a new employee with the State of Colorado, Community College, University, or a Local Government, you may be required to choose between the PERA Defined Benefit Plan and the PERA Defined Contribution Plan within the first 60 days of being hired. To help you with this important decision, we highly encourage you to attend a 45-minute Retirement Choice Webinar, which is a great opportunity to learn the difference between the two plans. (If you are not a new hire, or if you are employed by a school district, this webinar does not apply to you.)
Not sure where to start or what you need to know?
Considering buying service credit in the PERA Defined Benefit Plan?
Do you have the itch to retire earlier or receive a bigger benefit? If you are actively working for a PERA employer, you may have the option to purchase service credit in the PERA Defined Benefit plan. If you have about 45 minutes to spare, the Purchasing Service Credit webinar is a great opportunity to explore your eligibility, the cost to buy time, and the effect purchasing service credit will have on your retirement benefit.
Retiring in less than two years?
Congratulations! You are approaching your career finish line. In less than an hour, the Retirement Process Webinar will help create your action plan for your last year before retirement, walk you through the application process, and cover other things you’ll need to know as you take this important step on your PERA journey.
Interested in a health care plan after retirement?
Health care may be one of your biggest concerns in retirement. If you are retired, or about to retire, you may want to check out a 45-minute PERACare Information Webinar that explains the retiree health care, dental and vision plan insurance options offered through PERA.
Retiree health plans are offered for people under 65 and for people over 65 and on Medicare, so please choose a webinar based on your age. If you would like to cover your spouse and/or child(ren) and some of you are over age 65 and eligible for Medicare and others are not, we suggest you check out both webinars. We’ll cover everything you need to know including an overview of the plans, enrollment opportunities, and paperwork you’ll need to submit.
Health care webinars for retirees and/or dependents under age 65:
Health care webinars for retirees and/or dependents over age 65, or about to turn age 65:
Interested in additional retirement income?
PERAPlus plans give you the opportunity to save additional money for retirement. Join us for our PERAPlus workshop series to learn more about how a voluntary PERAPlus 401(k) or 457 plan can help you reach your retirement goals. The workshop format allows you to participate beyond the typical interactive webinar.
In our Enrolling in PERAPlus workshop, we’ll help you discover how simple it is to start saving additional money for retirement.
The key to a great retirement begins with a simple plan and our Developing a Savings Plan workshop will give you the tools you need to create your own retirement savings plan.
We can’t wait to show you how simple it is to choose an investment path that's right for you in our Investing Made Simple workshop.