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PERA offers five workshops by request

Starting this June, the Public Employees' Retirement Association is making it easier than ever for its CU members to understand their benefits and put them to use.

If your department has eight or more employee members of PERA, you can request a representative present one of five workshops at your office, or make a general department visit.

Interested groups can choose among the following workshops:

1. PERA Fundamentals

PERA will outline how its monthly lifetime benefit is calculated, annual increases on the benefit, choices upon terminating PERA-covered employment, built-in survivor and disability benefits, access to 401(k) and 457 voluntary tax-deferred savings plans, availability of post-retirement health insurance plans and much more.

2. 401(k) and 457 Plan Options

This session is for all employees, whether PERA participants or not. A general overview of the PERA-sponsored 401(k) and 457 plans, including features and benefits, investment options and fees.

3. Purchasing Service Credit

Review requirements and other information to aid members in deciding whether or not to purchase service credit.

4. Retirement Process

Review the retirement application process for the PERA Defined Benefit Plan, and learn about required PERA retirement forms and post-retirement issues.

5. PERACare

Learn about the PERACare Health Benefits Program, including eligibility, pre-Medicare and Medicare plan choices, prescription benefits and other topics.

To submit your request, complete the online PERA workshop-by-request form. CU Financial Education staff will then work with you and PERA to schedule your event.

PERA also will be on each CU campus in June to present the PERA Fundamentals Workshop.

Please download, print and hang your campus’ PERA Fundamentals Workshop flier in your building to help promote these workshops to your employees.

A PERA representative will be available at each information table to answer questions from 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 2 p.m. Workshops run from noon – 1 p.m.

CU Colorado Springs
Thursday, June 12
University Center Theatre, Room 302
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CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Tuesday, June 17
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Room M24-103 Conference Room
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Thursday, June 19
University Memorial Center, Rooms 415-417
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CU Denver
Wednesday, June 25
Lawrence Street Center, Classroom 500-GSPA
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