Annual statements now available

Document estimates retirement benefit, shows value of working longer

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

March 28, 2024 – Each year OPERS prepares the Annual Statement of Estimated Benefits for our members. The 2023 version is now available to view and print within your online account.

Here’s how to find it: After signing in to your account, click “View My Annual Statement Now” under the Notifications heading on the account home page. Unless you have specifically requested to only receive an electronic statement, you will receive a printed copy in the mail between now and the end of April.

The statement is a snapshot of your estimated benefit as of Dec. 31, 2023, and features estimates beyond your initial eligibility, illustrating the value of working longer. It shows you not only the estimated dollar amount, but also the percentage of your estimated final average salary you will receive if you choose to retire with a reduced or unreduced benefit, or if you continue working a few years longer.

You also can find your OPERS ID on the statement. The OPERS ID is an 11-digit personalized identification method you can use in place of your Social Security number in many instances, such as verifying your identity over the phone and submitting OPERS forms. It will remain with you throughout your entire OPERS membership.

Your statement provides a basic estimate of your retirement benefits and other valuable, personalized information. Also, if you participate in the Traditional Pension Plan, you can always generate a variety of retirement benefit estimates by logging in to your online account at, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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

4 thoughts on “Annual statements now available

  • April 8, 2024 at 10:46 am

    would like to know amount available if i retire today?

    • April 9, 2024 at 1:18 pm


      The best way is to call us at 800-222-7377, or set up an appointment with a counselor. You can set up that appointment through your OPERS online account.

      You also use the Benefit Estimator via your online account to estimate your benefit based on criteria you enter.

  • April 10, 2024 at 9:31 am

    Can I get a printout of my total payout amount as of today?

    • April 15, 2024 at 1:43 pm

      James, please send your question through the online account message center so we can provide account specific answers, or you can contact our Member Services Center at 1-800-222-7377 for further assistance.


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