Every year, Colorado PERA retirement benefit payments are a critical source of reliable, predictable income, and provide an “automatic stabilizing effect” on the state, regional, and local economies.
to communities statewide...
provided by PERA in retirement distributions to 98,332 Colorado residents
of PERA members live in Colorado (and their money stays here, too)
PERA retirement distributions result in
in total economic output
PERA retirement distributions help sustain
the best talent to
members and retirees
of Coloradans view retirement benefits as an important job feature
of Coloradans are willing to sacrifice pay for guaranteed retirement income
a secure retirement...
are PERA members
Regardless of career path, PERA benefits are better than other retirement options
PERA member who works for 30 years starting at age 35 receives 72.2% of income replacement (versus 28.3% with a 401(k)-like plan)
PERA member who works for 3 years starting at age 40 receives 4.4% of income replacement (versus 3.0% with a 401(k)-like plan)