A time to save for the future

OPERS, Ohio Deferred Comp mark National Retirement Security Week

By Kristen Dohrmann, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Oct. 22, 2018 – National Retirement Security Week, sponsored by the National Association of Governmental Defined Contribution Administrators, is an event designed to promote the importance of saving for retirement.

Visit the OPERS Financial Wellness page for tools and information that can help you gain a better understanding of your personal finances and retirement savings goals. You can also learn more about Ohio Deferred Compensation, a 457(b) retirement plan specifically for Ohio public employees. This plan is a convenient way to supplement your OPERS pension and save even more for retirement.

Throughout this week, Ohio Deferred Compensation will be hosting webinars on a wide range of retirement planning topics. For more information on these webinars and to register, visit ohio457.org.

Approaching Retirement: Preparing to Retire

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m.

This webinar can help you identify retirement risks, determine your retirement gap, and explore asset allocation and payout options.

Approaching Retirement: Beyond the Basics

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m.

This webinar provides a more in-depth discussion regarding asset allocation examples, Catch-up, retirement decisions (such as PLOP), and withdrawal strategies.

Closing the Gap

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9 a.m.

This webinar focuses on how to make the most of Ohio DC’s online interactive retirement planning tool to determine your retirement savings needs.

Retired Minds Want to Know

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m.

If you’re a retiree, this webinar can show you how to protect your account against risks in retirement, including diversifying your portfolio. It also explains various withdrawal strategies and required minimum distributions.

  • Do the OPERS health care administrators keep tabs on what is going on in Washington DC as it effects Medicare? I am hearing that the Republican dominated federal government is proposing cuts and changes in Medicare to make up the deficits resulting from the tax cut and increases in military spending. All this will effect all retires!

    • Our Government Relations staff keeps in close contact with the Ohio delegation, and are carefully watching the discussion about Medicare. Continue to keep up-to-date by reading the OPERS blog, your newsletter and the OPERS website.

      Thanks,

      Julie, OPERS

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