PERA serves over 475,000 current and former public employees from over 2,000 local units of government throughout the state of Minnesota. PERA also provides monthly benefits to over 100,000 retirees and other benefit recipients.
Established in 1931, PERA administers three statewide retirement plans providing defined benefit plan (DBP) to participating public employees in the state of Minnesota. The Association also manages a statewide retirement plan providing defined contribution (DCP) coverage to elected officials, city managers, ambulance service, physicians, and medical personnel. Finally, PERA oversees a lump-sum defined benefit plan for volunteer firefighters in the state. All these programs are qualified retirement plans under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Latest from PERA
Vote today. Voting closes Jan. 31, 2019
All PERA benefit recipients and active members have the opportunity to vote for four open trustee…
New address effective Jan. 24:
625 E Central Entrance
Duluth, MN 55811
Our new location will provide easier access and free parking. We are conveniently…
Looking for inactive, non-vested members
PERA is looking for inactive members who qualify for a refund of their contributions. Here’s why. Members who…