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OPERS pharmaceutical video series debuts

Rising prescription drug costs is a big concern for retirees of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. A new, monthly video series will provide viewers with insights into the prescription drug market and examine the role that pharmaceuticals play in … Continue reading

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OPERS closed on Thanksgiving, day after

As a reminder to members and retirees, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving. The OPERS offices are open on Wednesday, but our lobby hours will close at 1:30 p.m., … Continue reading

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Ohio House passes bill to assist OPERS members

The Ohio House has passed legislation that would improve survivor benefits and facilitate contribution refunds for members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. Ohio House Bill 520 includes provisions that would affect all five state retirement systems. It contains … Continue reading

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Update: Medicare rate increase lower than estimates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced it will increase 2017 Part B premiums for most OPERS members by $12 per month beginning in January, significantly less than original projections. This month, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System … Continue reading

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Retirement security week stresses planning

Ohio Deferred Compensation is holding free webinars on various retirement planning topics to recognize National Retirement Security Week. Public employees are encouraged to consider their retirement goals this week and track their progress toward meeting them. In response, the Ohio … Continue reading

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OPERS video: Investments drive our success

The Investments division of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System skillfully manages more than $87 billion that is used to pay our members’ pension benefits and provide retirees access to health care coverage. This video presents an overview of how … Continue reading

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OPERS video: Open enrollment via the Connector

The 2017 open enrollment season for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System officially kicks off Oct. 15. For Medicare-eligible retirees, it means reviewing current medical/prescription drug plans and assessing if change is necessary. If you are keeping the plan you … Continue reading

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10 retirement ‘surprises’ to plan for

You’ve got your retirement all planned out, and you decide to take the plunge. Then an unexpected surprise happens. It could be a leaky roof, health care bills or the vagaries of the financial markets. Whatever their source, retirement surprises … Continue reading

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Report illustrates financial impact of pensions

Benefits paid to Ohio’s public-sector retirees have a ripple effect that’s a boon to the state’s economy, according to a study on the impact of public pensions. In “Pensionomics 2016: Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures,” the National … Continue reading

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OPERS publishes guide for Ohio prosecutors

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is teaming up with Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to make it easier for local prosecutors to recover money stolen by public officials. OPERS has published the OPERS … Continue reading

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