RIPEA's Mission StatementImprove the quality of life of our members by protecting and enhancing their retirement benefit, provide group insurance for members, be a facilitator of information for members, and act as a medium of communication to Legislative and Executive Branches of Government as well as PERF employers.
RIPEA, acronym for Retired Indiana Public Employees Association, is a not-for-profit corporation created by 1972 Indiana Legislature. RIPEA was the idea of H. B. Shepherd, longtime director of PERF, who believed PERF retirees needed a not-for-profit corporation to represent their interests. The Indiana Legislature agreed and created RIPEA in 1972.
RIPEA is governed by a board of directors comprised of retirees and active employee members of PERF. Due to the fact the board members are also retirees they understand the needs and desires of the retirees.
RIPEA is totally supported by the membership dues paid by members. The organization receives no tax dollars. The dues are $15.00 per year. Your support is encouraged and we are confident you will be pleased with the benefits of being a RIPEA member.