Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.
You automatically become a member of the Fund when you begin working in a PERF-covered position. Your position is PERF-covered if your employer participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund and pays the defined benefit pension for your particular position.
When you begin employment in a PERF-covered position, you and your employer will complete a Membership Record form. Your employer must submit the Membership Record form to PERF. We will then open an Annuity Savings Account for you, which consists of your contributions (whether paid by you or by your employer) and the interest/earnings on your contributions. This account is one of the two parts of the Public Employee’s Retirement Fund benefit structure.
All full-time employees of the state of Indiana are covered by PERF. Employment by other public employers, such as cities, towns, or school districts, does not automatically mean membership in the Fund, because some of the more than 1,000 employers in the Fund choose to offer Public Employees’ Retirement Fund benefits only to certain groups of employees but not automatically to all employees.