Tag Archives: OPERS

Multiyear conversions don’t count toward pensions

Defined benefit pension systems typically use the final average salary of their members when determining the retirement benefit. It’s a common misconception that public employees can use years of unpaid time off to significantly boost their final pension amounts. That … Continue reading

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Benefit change notice assistance available

Some members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System either have received or soon will be receiving Benefit Change Notices for 2015. We issue these notices when there are federal tax table changes that impact withholdings and thus the amount … Continue reading

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Tax forms available online to OPERS members

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System members who are registered for online access may retrieve their 2014 tax forms online beginning Friday. This feature of the OPERS online account can help members begin to file their taxes. Members can read the … Continue reading

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OPERS rolls out Connector Readiness Kits

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System will spend much of this year transitioning eligible retirees to the OPERS Medicare Connector, which begins operations in 2016. The preparation gets started this week, with the mailing of our Connector Readiness Kit.

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OPERS Member Services had a busy 2014

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System’s Member Services department is often the best place for our members to gain information about their accounts and answers to their questions about pensions and health care. Member Services employees assist our more than … Continue reading

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OPERS posts schedule for holidays

As a reminder to our members and retirees, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System will be observing the following schedule around the holidays: We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Our downtown Columbus offices and call … Continue reading

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OPERS releases December health care video

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has released the latest monthly health care chat with OPERS Health Care Director Marianne Steger. In the December video, Steger addresses questions that members have sent to us via the PERSpective blog. She covers topics … Continue reading

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Public pension funds’ confidence levels on rise

Public pension funds are more confident in their ability to address retirement issues over the next two years, in part because they continue to pare back benefits, an industry study has shown. The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems … Continue reading

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OPERS introduces website section for Connector

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has introduced a Medicare Connector Readiness page on its website for those seeking information about the upcoming changes to retiree health care. OPERS will introduce a Connector in 2016 for our retirees enrolled in … Continue reading

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OPERS releases November health care video

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has released the latest monthly health care chat with OPERS Health Care Director Marianne Steger. In the November video, Steger addresses questions that members have sent to us via the PERSpective blog. She covers topics … Continue reading

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