Tag Archives: OPERS

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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Tips for solving Connector reimbursement issues

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System uses a reimbursement process administered by OneExchange to help participants in the OPERS Medicare Connector pay their expenses. This mechanism requires specific actions to receive reimbursement. We realize that the process can become frustrating. … Continue reading

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Annual benefit statements on the way

Consider the OPERS annual benefit statement as a check point for your retirement security. The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has begun mailing this year’s annual statements to all active members and vested inactive members of our Traditional and Combined … Continue reading

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OneExchange to waive some fees

OneExchange is waiving Connector fees for the first three months of 2016, OPERS Health Care Director Marianne Steger says in her monthly health care chat. Members of the OPERS Medicare Connector won’t be charged manitenance fees of $2.33 for the … Continue reading

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Phone system upgrades reduce hold times

OPERS members who call us will spend less time on hold and have an easier time reaching the right customer service representatives, thanks to recent improvements to our phone system.

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OPERS offers education on many topics

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System offers a variety of educational opportunities in various formats for members, retirees and employers. Whether it’s guiding new members in their selection of a retirement plan, helping them learn the importance of saving or … Continue reading

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OPERS searches for Connector participants

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is going the extra mile to locate the last of our potential Connector participants. When we introduced the OPERS Medicare Connector, our information indicated that more than 143,000 retired members would be eligible to … Continue reading

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Newspaper editorial correct on divestment issue

A recent editorial in the Columbus Dispatch urged Ohio politicians not to meddle in the investment decisions made by the state’s pension systems. While OPERS is clearly against terrorism, we agree with the editorial. Our job at OPERS is not … Continue reading

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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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