We are the largest public retirement system in Iowa, serving Iowans who work for public schools, state and local governments, law enforcement and other public employers.
You work for an IPERS-covered employer, which means you’re automatically an IPERS member. Each pay period, IPERS will receive a small portion of your wages. These are pooled with other members’ wages – and contributions from employers – and are invested to pay the benefit you’ll receive upon retirement. The best part: IPERS retirement benefits are guaranteed for life. Upon retirement, you will receive a predictable monthly benefit for the rest of your life. That’s what makes IPERS different from a traditional 401(k) style plans; your benefits will never run out. So, welcome to the club. We’re glad you’re here.