Seeing the big picture

Voya’s online tools can help you plan for retirement

By Kristen Dohrmann, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Dec. 4, 2018 – You hear it all the time (because we’re always telling you!): It’s important to make sound financial decisions now so you can save more for retirement and be financially secure in the future. But it takes planning. OPERS members in the Combined and Member-Directed plans can access online planning tools through Voya Financial.

myOrangeMoney

Voya’s interactive myOrangeMoney tool can help you get an idea of what your retirement account might look like in the future. It lets you compare your estimated monthly income with what you may need in retirement.

Voya’s Financial Wellness Experience

Voya is now offering a new Financial Wellness Experience tool. This online program incorporates the myOrangeMoney tool and covers five financial areas:

  • Protection
  • Saving and spending
  • Emergency funds
  • Managing debt
  • Other savings goals

The Financial Wellness Experience tool includes an interactive assessment that offers you a comprehensive understanding of where you are financially and what they can do about it. After taking a quick assessment, you’ll get a personalized dashboard with guidance and educational content to help you focus on the areas where you could use improvement to move toward a healthier financial future.

Log into your online account to get started, or visit the Educational Resources section of the Combined and Member-Directed plan pages.

Visit the Financial Wellness section of opers.org to learn how you can save more for retirement through Ohio Deferred Compensation and other retirement savings plans.

Kristen Dohrmann

Kristen Dohrmann is a senior communications specialist with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. Kristen is responsible for active member communications including the quarterly member newsletter, OPERS News. She has more than 10 years of experience as a communicator in the public sector.

Kristen Dohrmann

Senior Communication Specialist

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