A Secure Path Forward: Task Force Driven. Board Approved.

In 2018, the FPPA Board of Directors created a task force to study the statewide plans managed by FPPA. The Statewide Plans Task Force convened 11 times over several months to review possible changes meant to improve the health and longevity of the statewide plans, as well as improve benefits for our members.

To that end, at the task force’s conclusion, the group recommended that the Board pursue several proposals in the upcoming legislative session. Then, in September 2019, the Board officially directed FPPA staff to draft legislation containing those proposed statute changes.

FPPA, overseen by our board, believes the legislation described on this website is the most effective way to address the unique challenges that we currently face, and to position the plans for success moving forward. We believe this measure will not only protect the plans, keeping them financially secure, but also provide lasting, meaningful benefits for the first responders of Colorado.

What's in the bill?

This legislation affects individual FPPA plans as indicated. Click the links below to learn more about the individual provisions, or read the full bill text here.

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SWDB: Employer Contributions

Increases employer contributions for each member by 4% over an 8 year period

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SWDB: Rule of 80

Creates a so-called Rule of 80—providing for a normal retirement as early as age 50, if a member's combined years of service and age equals 80—by increasing employer contributions by 1% over 2 years

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SWDB: Separate Retirement Accounts (SRAs)

Converts existing SRAs to member-owned, self-directed defined contribution accounts; removes existing safeguards

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SWD&D: Death & Disability Contributions

Increases Board's ability to adjust plan contributions by up to 0.2% every year

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Old Hire Plans

Allows the FPPA Board to set contribution policies for affiliated Old Hire Fire and Police plans as they wind down

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Colorado Professional Fire Fighters

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Colorado Police Protective Association

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Colorado State Fire Chiefs

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Denver Police Protective Association

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