Save time with the OPERS online account
New video explains how to avoid delays by using self-help tools
By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
March 10, 2021 – The OPERS online account is the way for our members and retirees to stay in touch with us, apply for retirement and other benefits, and keep their personal information up to date.
These days, it can be especially helpful because of delays in postal delivery that we’ve seen.
For instance, through your online account you can view and print documents that we often receive requests for, such as an Account Value Letter, an Income Verification Letter and the 1099R tax form.
In the latest “A Minute with Member Services video, we show you how to avoid the stress of mail delays by using your online account.
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.
8 thoughts on “Save time with the OPERS online account”
I was wondering what percentage of retirees have an established online account with OPERS? I speak to fellow retirees and they often are not aware how to set up an account/do not have an account
on the OPERS website.
A little less than two-thirds of our members have online accounts. It’s pretty easy to set up — members just have to click on “Account Login” on the home page, opt for “Need an Account?” and then follow the instructions.
Is there an existing feature that enables members who receive pensions, annuities, or QEBA “wages” to see their calendar year-to-date proceeds and related tax withholding information?
If not, would OPERS please consider adding such a function?
In the member online account we offer an income verification history that you can create for all of your earnings history or for a specified time period. The income verification history can be created by going to the Homepage then go to the panel for Requestable Documents and then select the Income Verification History letter and once you enter the date range the letter will be created and pop up for you to print or save to your devise. Thanks MS
Where do I go for forms for reimbursement for medical/prescriptions
You can request reimbursement forms for the Medicare Connector through Via Benefits at 1-844-287-9945.
Since our HRA benefits will change as of January 1, 2022, it is my understanding that if we change Medicare Part B during open enrollment, they are not under the same obligation to insure us without a physical as was the case when we first went to HRA. If this is correct, those of us who are now in our late 70’s or 80’s would not likely pass a physical and are more likely to be unable to change insurance carriers as our benefits may be reduced by half making the future financial burden impossible for many retirees. Had the Board considered making this a stipulation with the insurance carriers for this one time huge adjustment or were they even aware of the impact this might have on older retirees?
Rules about guaranteed issue and medical underwriting vary, based on the type of
Medicare plan. Please reach out to a Benefit Advisor with Via Benefits at 1-844-287-9945 to get additional information on the subject. Thanks MS