Monthly chat to cover timely health care topics

Retiree health care is always among the most-popular issues that we cover in our PERSpective blog.

So we’ve created a video feature in which we address health care-specific questions sent in by our members. This series will feature OPERS Health Care Director Marianne Steger and will appear monthly, at least through 2014.

You can click here to access the first video, which we’ve split into two segments. In Part 1, we discuss upcoming changes taking place in the health care coverage. In Part 2, Steger addresses specific member questions.

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6 Responses to Monthly chat to cover timely health care topics

  1. David Eugene Scott says:

    Would we be more likely to see hearing health care coverage if those costs were unbundled into the services cost of the audiologist plus the cost of the hearing aids as is done today with vision coverage?

  2. Karen says:

    Hi, I have 28 1/2 yrs of service in PERS and will be not be 55 years of age until June of 2015. My Agency is offering an ERIP for 2years of additional serv. credits. I can retire this year but fear I will not qualify for health insurance or my spouse, who is 49. If I don’t take the ERIP then I am not sure what my new qualifications for meeting retirement & family health insurance will be? I believe I am in group A but not sure what that grandfathers me into? Karen

    • Michael Pramik says:


      We recommend that you make an appointment to see one of our counselors. You can set that up by calling 800-222-7377.

      Historically, early retirement plans do not count toward health care. However, you need only 10 years of contributing service to be eligible for health care if you retire before December. Again, an OPERS counselor can explain your options to you more fully.

      –Ohio PERS

  3. JA says:

    is it possible to make this information available in print (online print is fine) instead of video? I am probably not the only person who doesn’t want to sit at my computer terminal and watch a video….. print is easier….thanks ja

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