FPPA: The Basics
The Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado (FPPA), established in 1980, is a political sub-division of the State that administers a multi-employer retirement system. Its purpose is to provide pension benefits as well as disability and survivor benefits to Colorado police officers and firefighters. In addition to administering the Statewide Defined Benefit (SWDB) Plan and the Statewide Death & Disability (SWD&D) Plan, FPPA is charged with investing the assets of and administering the benefits for over 200 volunteer fire and local “old hire” plans.
Through the years, FPPA has expanded to offer a Statewide Money Purchase Plan, Statewide Hybrid Plan, and a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Over 27,000 Colorado police officers and firefighters have some affiliation with one or more of the plans offered by FPPA.
FPPA is governed by a 9-member board of directors who are appointed by the Governor. The Board is made up of 3 member representatives, 3 employer representatives and 3 representatives from the community. This balance of power on the board is just one of the many reasons FPPA has remained a strong and stable pension system.
FPPA is proud to be a trusted provider of financial security for Colorado police officers and firefighters.
Colorado fire and police departments who complete the Partial Entry process are eligible to join the Statewide Defined Benefit Plan, the Statewide Hybrid Plan: Defined Benefit and Money Purchase Components, or the Statewide Hybrid Plan: Money Purchase Component only. These plans are organized according to the following chart:
Affiliated departments in Colorado: Statewide Defined Benefit Plan
Affiliated departments not shown: Mountain View FPD, Rocky Mountain FPD, Sanford Police, North-West FPD, Lafayette Fire, Broadmoor FPD, Donald Wescott FPD, East Grand FPD #4, Grand FPD #1, Los Pinos FPD, Pagosa FPD, Pueblo West Metro FPD, Rattlesnake FPD, Southeast Weld FPD, Sanford Police.