OPERS releases February health care video

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has released the latest monthly health care chat with OPERS Health Care Director Marianne Steger.

In the February video, Steger addresses member questions related to the OPERS Medicare Connector, including the Health Reimbursement Account, member eligibility and Connector allowances.

You can click here to access the video, which we’ve posted on our YouTube channel. You can click here to read a transcript of the video.

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

9 thoughts on “OPERS releases February health care video

  • February 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm
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    I have noticed on monthly reports from Express Scripts a column that recaps” other Payments” made by “additional employer coverage”

    What is this additional coverage and will OPERS be making it available in 2016 via the connector?

    Please advise!!

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    • February 26, 2015 at 8:31 am
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      John,

      Call Express Scripts at 1-800-789-7416. If you’d like, you also can give us a call at 800-222-7377.

      –Ohio PERS

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  • March 9, 2015 at 3:12 pm
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    I have a question regarding the re-employment of retirees. I have been checking and still see nothing regarding the meeting between OPERS and the IRS. When I attended our last PERI meeting in Feb. wer were told they were meeting that week. So far I have seen nothing on this. We were told if an OPERS retiree gets rehired into an OPERS position they would not get the allotment for health care. Do you have a defenite answer on that yet? Thank you.

    Sandy

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    • March 18, 2015 at 11:43 am
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      Sandy,

      This is an issue that OPERS staff will work on with the OPERS Board of Trustees in an upcoming board meeting. There is no definitive answer yet.

      –Ohio PERS

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  • March 26, 2015 at 7:51 am
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    So we are supposed to showproof of payment for our premiums to get reimbursed. They keep talking about cancelled checks. No one gets a cancelled check anymore. What do we use?

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    • March 26, 2015 at 1:13 pm
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      Robert,

      We are researching your question and will get back to you soon with an answer.

      –Ohio PERS

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      • April 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm
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        Most banks create monthly statements that list every transaction for that period re: check or online bill pay. If I write a check — which is rare now — I enter that into my check register as before. Between the transaction statement and my check register I have no problem tracking my expenditures AND deposits from retirement/government/etc. sources such as SSA and OPERS. Cancelled checks are pretty much dinosaurs now ….. just present a copy of your monthly statement for the official to examine — NOT COPY!

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  • April 14, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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    I need a print out of my we from 2014 w-2 1099

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    • April 19, 2015 at 10:17 am
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      Katrina,

      You can print out that form from your online account. If you’re having difficulty doing so, call us at 800-222-7377.

      –Ohio PERS

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