Tag Archives: OPERS

OPERS to recognize same-sex marriages

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System will recognize same-sex marriages in accordance with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling stating that all couples have a constitutional right to marry. On June 26, the court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges held … Continue reading

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Video highlights under-65 health care

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has released the July health care chat with OPERS Health Care Director Marianne Steger. This month Steger talks about the 2016 health care plan for those under 65. She also addresses member questions about our … Continue reading

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OPERS benefits and taxes

One of the recurring topics of concern to OPERS retirees and benefits recipients is how to manage their taxes. While OPERS can provide general guidance on the impact of federal and state income tax withholding on benefits, retirees and benefit … Continue reading

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Pension redesign having its intended effect

Occasionally we see misinformation about public pension systems in general, and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System in particular. When that occurs, we believe we must set the record straight. Most recently, OPERS and the other Ohio public pension systems … Continue reading

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Review your info, preferences in online account

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System recently sent notices to some of our active and inactive members who have not updated their beneficiaries in five or more years. This is a good reminder for all OPERS members to update all … Continue reading

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Under-65 health care plan approved for 2016

Participants in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System’s health care plan for retirees under 65 will face some increased costs in 2016 as the system adjusts to pending federal rule changes. Medical-plan deductibles, out-of-pocket costs and copays will rise, as … Continue reading

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List of Connector insurers taking shape

Beginning in January Ohio Public Employees Retirement System retirees 65 and over may access health care coverage through the OPERS Medicare Connector administered by OneExchange. Several of our retirees have asked us what types of coverage will be available or, … Continue reading

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Health care video addresses re-employed retirees

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has released the latest monthly health care chat with OPERS Health Care Director Marianne Steger. In the June video, Steger addresses member questions related to recent OPERS decisions affecting health care for re-employed retirees. You … Continue reading

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Unfunded pension liabilities not taxpayers’ burden

Ohioans do not “owe” debts to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System to pay for the future funding of pensions. We saw a reference to the contrary in the promotion of a newly published book on the generational effects of … Continue reading

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New website feature describes mailings

Members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System receive important items in the mail from us. We’ve recently introduced a page to our website that explains the reasons for some of this correspondence. The “Got mail? Get answers” section of … Continue reading

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