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What do short-term disability PERA benefits cover?

Most people expect to work consistently throughout their adult lives until they reach retirement age. People count on having good health throughout their working years so that they can support themselves and their families. They may have very little in savings, other than what they…

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What should you expect if you file a PERA disability claim?

In Colorado, public employees can look forward to a robust safety net should they face debilitating health issues that prevent them from working. This is thanks to the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA), which offers its members disability retirement benefits. While navigating disability is…

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Is long-term disability insurance right for you?

Colorado offers residents short-term disability benefits at no cost. Those who find themselves disabled may be able to receive benefits for up to 180 days. However, the state doesn’t offer cost-free long-term disability insurance. You’ll need to buy it For those who remain disabled after…

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4 rules for applying for Colorado’s PERA disability benefits

Most governmental employees and some other individuals qualify for disability benefits through enrollment in Colorado’s Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). If you elected the PERA Defined Benefit (DB) Plan, you have access to disability benefits should illness or accident prevent you from performing your work.…

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Qualifying and Applying for the Colorado PERA Disability Program (Pt. 1)

When the employees of public agencies get hurt, the Colorado PERA (Public Employees’ Retirement Association) Disability Program may provide them with essential benefits to help them recover and get back to work. In this two-part blog series, we will provide you with an overview of…

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