Tag Archives: OPERS

OPERS posts answers to HRA questions

One feature of the OPERS Medicare Connector that we’ve found can confuse participants is how to be reimbursed for expenses. In short, Connector participants first pay for a qualifying medical item or service then are reimbursed through a Health Reimbursement … Continue reading

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Think tank’s opinion on pensions not valid

The Cincinnati Enquirer recently published an opinion column that incorrectly draws a bleak picture of Ohio’s pension systems. The column, titled, “Ohio’s finances worse than they appear,” was written by two employees of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, … Continue reading

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OPERS answers frequently asked questions

The OPERS Member Services center is expecting a record number of calls this month in part because of the implementation of the OPERS Medicare Connector. In order to help our members avoid long wait times on the phone, we have … Continue reading

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‘Cadillac tax’ delayed until 2020

The “Cadillac tax” provision of the Affordable Care Act, which the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has targeted for repeal, has been delayed for two years. Congress recently passed an Omnibus federal spending budget bill that included a two-year delay … Continue reading

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OPERS shares financial data with Ohio Treasurer

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System recently shared volumes of financial data with the Ohio Treasurer in relation to the treasurer’s online checkbook project. In doing so, OPERS affirmed its commitment to transparency in government, a motive that the treasurer … Continue reading

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Connector enrollment nears finish line

Enrollment in the OPERS Medicare Connector is in the final few weeks of 2015, and Ohio Public Employees Retirement System representatives are focusing on helping those who want to sign up to do so by the end of the month. … Continue reading

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Help OPERS repeal the ‘Cadillac tax’

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is asking members to help repeal the “Cadillac tax” provision of the Affordable Care Act. This excise tax, scheduled for 2018, would be assessed to health care plan providers when their coverage value exceeds … Continue reading

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Making the most of the Connector call

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has released the November health care chat with OPERS Health Care Director Marianne Steger. This month Steger provides tips for making the most of the OPERS Medicare Connector enrollment call. You can access the video … Continue reading

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AARP study focuses on Medicare spending

Half of all Medicare beneficiaries spent at least $3,595, or 18 percent, of their own money on health care in 2011, a new study by AARP states. The study assesses the out-of-pocket spending burden on Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the … Continue reading

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Health-care plans in place for re-employed retirees

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has created new, alternative health care plans for retirees who have returned to work with an OPERS-covered employer. The Humana Interim Medicare Plan is for Medicare-eligible re-employed retirees, and the Medical Mutual Interim Plan … Continue reading

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