Retired Indiana Public Employees Association - Working for your retirement


If you are an active employee covered by the Public Employees Retirement Fund-PERF-or a retiree of PERF and not a RIPEA member, please consider joining our association of over 42,000 members. The membership dues are only $15.00 per year.

If you are a RIPEA member we appreciate your support and solicit your suggestions to make RIPEA the most effective association it can be. We are blessed with an effective Board of Directors comprised of PERF retirees and active employee members of PERF. The staff is dedicated to fulfilling the RIPEA Mission and fully implementing the policies of the Board.

We will assist you in any way possible and appreciate your interest in RIPEA.

Bill Murphy, Executive Director

Why Join RIPEA?

RIPEA - Protecting your retirement

Protecting Your Retirement Benefit

RIPEA has grown from a very small Association established in 1972 to an Association with 42,912 members. The reason for this growth is simple – WE GET RESULTS!

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News from RIPEA!

  • RIPEA’s Position on Public Question # 1

    RIPEA’s Position on Public Question # 1

    We have received numerous inquiries on the possible impact to the financial status of the Public Employees Retirement Fund if Public Question #1 is passed by the

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  • Retirement Planning Advice for Public Employees

    Retirement Planning Advice for Public Employees

    Most retirement planning articles talk about 401(k)s, because these retirement plans are aimed at people who work for companies. But public employees who work for government agencies

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  • 2018 Legislative Update

    2018 Legislative Update

    SB 229- Cost of Living Adjustment- Senator David Niezgodski

    Provides for a Cost of Living Adjustment – COLA- for PERF retirees as well as retirees of 3 other

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Pre-Retirement Planning Guide

Ripea preretirement guide

The Pre-Retirement Planning Guide for Working Members of PERF  includes a guide to Social Security and Medicare benefits, insurance issues and what happens to benefits if a retired state employee takes a new job.

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