Annual statements available online

Report can help you determine path to retirement security

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

March 20, 2019 – OPERS encourages all its members to make the annual statement part of your yearly financial review, showing you the impact your OPERS pension can have on your retirement security.

We’ll begin sending annual statements to members who have chosen to receive paper statements beginning in late March and throughout April. All members can view their statements now through the OPERS online account. After signing in to your account, click “View My Annual Statement Now” under the Milestone Notifications/Alerts heading on the home page.

The annual statement is a snapshot of your estimated benefit. You also can view 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. Also available is an interactive online tool providing term definitions, an explanation of the estimates provided and links to more information.

And new for this year, we’ve added your OPERS ID to the statement. The OPERS ID is an 11-digit personalized identification method that 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.

The annual statement is full of valuable, personalized information. We recommend keeping it on hand as a reference.

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

        • The annual statements can be printed from the online account document history. If you are not able to access the statement through the online account you can send the request through the online account message center or you can contact us at 800-222-7377 to submit the request. Thanks MS

    • To access your online account, you will need your OPERS ID which is located on the top right corner of your Annual Statement. If you can’t locate your OPERS ID, please call us at 800-222-7377 and, after a few security questions, a member of our staff can provide it to you.

      Julie, OPERS

  • I would like to have some information about how the new Healthcare 2022 will affect survivor benefit pension and the eligibility/cost for health care when not eligible for Medicare (due to current age 59).
    My group is listed as “Super A” and monthly benefit for “Survivor (2S) CMD” -I am not sure really what those designations mean and how they apply or change for me.
    Can you please comment on these issues as I would think there are other “Survivors” who are perplexed as well as myself. Thanks so much.

    • Sheree,

      Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, OPERS will no longer sponsor a pre-Medicare group plan so Survivors will be responsible for obtaining their own individual plan and be responsible for the full cost of their health coverage. Survivors over age 65 and enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B may continue to enroll in an individual Medicare plan with the help of the OPERS Medicare Connector, as they have for the last several years.

      Julie, OPERS

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