Retirees won’t need to submit premium receipts for their coverage
By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
Oct. 29, 2020 – OPERS would like to remind Medicare retirees of an enhancement to our health care coverage for 2021.
Next year, premiums for the OPERS vision and dental plans will be automatically reimbursed monthly from your Health Reimbursement Arrangement account with no additional forms for you to complete or receipts to provide. This is a convenience that retirees have requested, and we’re happy to offer it for the first time next year.
If you don’t wish to have these premiums automatically reimbursed monthly from your HRA account, you can opt out by using the form within your open enrollment packet or by calling OPERS.
Because you no longer need a premium receipt to be reimbursed for OPERS dental or vision premiums, we will not send a “Get Ready” letter and a copy of your premium receipt in December as we’ve done for the last several years.
If you need a premium receipt to be reimbursed for OPERS group pre-Medicare premiums for a dependent, you can obtain this receipt through your online account.