Base Plan Retirement Benefits
You become a PERSI member when you go to work in an eligible position with one of the over 800 PERSI employers throughout Idaho. Both you and your employer make contributions to the PERSI Base Plan; your contributions are credited to your personal account, while employer contributions are pooled in a trust fund to cover future benefits for all members. The Base Plan is a qualified tax-deferred plan under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code Section 401(a).
The longer you work for PERSI employers, the greater your Base Plan retirement benefit will be. Although you may not remain a public employee your entire career, if you work for a PERSI employer and earn 60 months of service credit you will be vested to receive a lifetime benefit at retirement. For an overview of your future retirement benefits, please read the PERSI Benefits at a Glance Flyer.
Forms – A list of PERSI forms for Active and Inactive Members.
Member Newsletters – Current and archived PERSPectives newsletters.
Brochures – View a list of publications with information regarding your benefits and your accounts.