The Arapahoe County Retirement Plan was adopted by the County Commissioners on July 1, 1969, as one means of helping employees establish a source of income for your retirement years. Through the plan, you and the County set aside money during the time you are working to provide a lifetime income for you after you retire. While the plan has been changed over the years, the basic intent remains the same; that is, to help provide for your future financial security. The County intends to continue the Arapahoe County Retirement Plan indefinitely, but reserves the right to change the plan or discontinue it. Any changes to the plan must be for the benefit of the employees, retired employees or beneficiaries of plan benefits, and must be made to protect all retirement benefits earned as of the date of the change.