An enriching experience

Ohio Deferred Compensation’s ‘Enrich’ tool can improve your financial wellness

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

June 20, 2024 – Ohio’s public employees have a great opportunity to boost their retirement income by investing money through Ohio Deferred Compensation (Ohio DC), a tax-advantaged savings program.

To help participants plan better for retirement, Ohio DC has a free financial wellness program that partners with an external educational platform called Enrich that can lead to improved financial wellness for OPERS members. Topics covered include banking, saving for retirement, debt management, insurance and much more.

The Enrich platform includes personalized content, pinpointed exercises to help you build your financial knowledge and plenty of tip-filled videos:

  1. Start with a financial checkup: Through this process, Enrich will create a personalized plan to achieve your financial goals. You’ll answer several questions that lead to recommendations on how to save for the future.
  2. See your financial stress score: Your score will be compared to peers, and you’ll receive recommendations to help lower financial stress and reach your objectives.
  3. Understand your money personality: What do you use money for? Your money personality can affect the overall success of your plan, and this step shows you how.
  4. Stay on track: Financial tools, educational courses and related content will help you maintain direction as you execute your retirement plan.

Try Ohio DC’s free Enrich financial wellness program today. You’ll be better positioned to realize your goals for retirement.

Michael Pramik

Michael Pramik is communication strategist for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and editor of the PERSpective blog. As an experienced business journalist, he clarifies complex pension policies and helps members make smart choices to secure their retirement.

Michael Pramik

Communication Strategist

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