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IPERS is just one part of a secure retirement

IPERS benefits are designed to be combined with Social Security and personal savings to provide a secure retirement.

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Congratulations, Greg

Recently the Iowa Senate confirmed Greg Samorajski for a four-year term as IPERS' CEO. 

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Retiring Soon? Let IPERS Help You Prepare

IPERS offers workshops to help members prepare for retirement. Register today.

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Retirement Planning

Are you within five years of retirement?
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FY2020 Annual Report

A 114-page comprehensive report on IPERS. 

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  • $40
    Billion
    IPERS Trust Fund
  • 375,000
    IPERS members
  • One in 10
    Iowans
    do or will depend on IPERS as
    part of their retirement income
  • $2
    Billion
    Benefits paid annually to
    retirees living in Iowa.
  • $2.3
    Billion
    Benefits paid annually
  • 70%
    Investment income
    pays the majority
    of IPERS' benefits.
  • 61
    Average age
    at retirement.
  • 23
    Average years
    of service
    at retirement.
  • $17,868
    Average annual benefit
  • 1953
    IPERS is created
    by the Iowa legislature.
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Calendar
11 Aug
August 11, 2021 09:00 AM-August 11, 2021 04:00 PM
Workshop
Member
Online
For all IPERS members within five years of retirement and their spouses
23 Aug
August 23, 2021 01:00 PM-August 23, 2021 04:00 PM
Meeting
Benefits Advisory Committee
Online
25 Aug
August 25, 2021 09:00 AM-August 25, 2021 03:00 PM
Workshop
Member
Online
For state of Iowa employees within five years of retirement and their spouses

Contribution Rates

Blank header Member Share Employer Share Total
Regular Members
7/1/21 – 6/30/22 6.29% 9.44% 15.73%
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
7/1/21 – 6/30/22 9.01% 9.01% 18.02%
Protection Occupations
7/1/21 – 6/30/22 6.21% 9.31% 15.52%