Tag Archives: OPERS

Public pensions allow portability of benefits

Public employees who wish to change jobs throughout their careers are well-served by defined benefit pension plans, a new study states. In a report titled, “Preserving Retirement Income for Public Sector Employees,” the National Institute on Retirement Security found that … Continue reading

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New financial reports posted on OPERS website

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has published the 2015 versions of its main financial reports, with new online availability to help members understand our latest financial highlights. The 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and a condensed version called the … Continue reading

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High health care costs affect OPERS retirees

Two recent articles in the Wall Street Journal highlight the growing cost of health care felt by consumers around the country. The Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, and our retirees, are not immune to these cost increases.

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OPERS survey to shape education topics

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System’s Education team is partnering with public employers to learn how we can help members of all ages make better financial decisions throughout their careers. We’d like your help. Throughout July, OPERS is conducting a … Continue reading

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Transcripts now available for OPERS videos

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System in recent years has been increasingly using video communication. Now, those who watch our videos can read along with the transcripts and watch the dialogue via closed captioning. OPERS has translated most of the … Continue reading

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HRA guide: Out-of-pocket expenses

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System uses a reimbursement process administered by OneExchange to help participants in the OPERS Medicare Connector pay their expenses. Today’s blog addresses how to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses and how to be reimbursed for … Continue reading

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HRA guide: OPERS-sponsored insurance

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System uses a reimbursement process administered by OneExchange to help participants in the OPERS Medicare Connector pay their expenses. Today’s blog addresses how to pay for OPERS-sponsored medical insurance for a non-Medicare dependent, as well … Continue reading

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HRA guide: Medicare Part B premiums

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System uses a reimbursement process administered by OneExchange to help participants in the OPERS Medicare Connector pay their expenses. Today’s blog addresses how to pay Medicare Part B premiums and be reimbursed through your HRA … Continue reading

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Get answers about mailed documents

The “Got mail? Get answers” section of the OPERS website reviews some of our most-common benefit-related mailings. Use it as a helpful resource if you have questions about something we have sent you in the mail. For instance, we recently … Continue reading

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Beware of scams offering cash for your pension

The North American Securities Administrators Association has issued an investor advisory on pension advance scams that could promise upfront cash to retirees for their pensions. While the association’s role is to protect investors, its advice applies to pension recipients as … Continue reading

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