Survey in the mail; new FAQs published
By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
Aug. 30, 2017 – The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is considering changes to the cost-of-living adjustment provided to retirees. And we’re listening carefully to your thoughts about this issue.
If you are an OPERS retiree, you should receive a survey that includes a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The survey asks for replies by Sept. 8, but OPERS will accept and tabulate all responses received through Sept. 15. If you haven’t received a survey, just give us a call at 1-800-222-PERS (7377) from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we’ll resend a survey to you.
Also, we have published a set of frequently asked questions from OPERS retirees about the COLA. You can find the FAQs at our COLA Web page, www.opers.org/cola. You also can find an article and a video that explain the reasons we’re considering changes to the COLA.
We’ll update the COLA page regularly with additional information as it becomes available.