New educational sessions on tap

Regional sessions will address pension, health care issues

By Marc Tubbs, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Sept. 5, 2019 – The OPERS Education team is rolling out new, regional seminars to update members and retirees on the latest news regarding pensions and health care.

The sessions will include information on open enrollment for 2020, the status of pension and health care funding and proposed health care changes being considered by the OPERS Board of Trustees. The presenters will be a combination of OPERS executives and members of the Education team.

OPERS will conduct these education events regionally around Ohio through the end of 2019. The typical format will be a 10 a.m. session for both pre-Medicare and Medicare retirees, a 2 p.m. session for the same group, and a 6 p.m. session for active members who are within five years of retirement eligibility.

You can receive location-specific information and register for the seminars through your online account or by calling us at 800-222-7377.

We’ll also be conducting webinars for retirees and active members on the same topics.

The new seminars kick off this week with sessions in Independence. Here’s the remainder of the seminar and webinar schedules:

OPERS Seminars and Webinars  
Sept. 10Hillard
Sept. 11Hilliard
Northeast region
Oct. 1Westlake
Oct. 2Mentor
Oct. 3Cuyahoga County
Oct. 8Rootstown
Oct. 9Akron
Oct. 10Bellville
Northwest region
Oct. 22Toledo
Oct. 23Findlay
Oct. 24Lima
Central region
Oct. 29Hilliard
Oct. 30Worthington
Oct. 31Zanesville
Southwest region
Nov. 5West Chester
Nov. 6Beaver Creek
Nov. 12Eastgate
Nov. 13Sharonville
Southeast region
Dec. 3Athens
Dec. 4Portsmouth
Dec. 5Chillicothe
Out-of-state retirees
Oct. 28, noon
All retirees
Nov. 8, noon
Nov. 25, noon
Dec. 9, noon
Active members
Oct. 28, 2 p.m.
Nov. 8, 2 p.m.
Nov. 25, 2 p.m.
Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

Marc Tubbs

Marc Tubbs is the interim manager of OPERS’ Education division. He oversees the development and delivery of educational content that helps members and retirees make sound financial-wellness and retirement-related decisions.

Marc Tubbs

Interim Manager - Education

4 thoughts on “New educational sessions on tap

  • September 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I went online I don’t see any links for registrations for these meetings in my account. I was looking at the Oct 8 meeting assuming since it’s Rootstown it might be held at NEOMED. Please post the link for registration

  • September 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    With the increases in health care costs, the adjustments for the allowance in our HRA account in 2022, is there any proposals being considered for members to add money into their HRA accounts to cover these reductions & health care costs?


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