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Pension and Health Care Changes
What do they mean to you?

Changes for Members of Group A (Eligible to Retire Before 01/07/2018)

In September 2012, the Ohio Legislature approved a new OPERS pension law. At the same time, OPERS updated its health care plan for retirees. The pension changes take effect Jan. 7, 2013, and most of the health care changes take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Click the links below to read more about how they will affect you if you are eligible to retire before Jan. 7, 2018.

PDFWatch: Online Presentation - Comprehensive Guide for Active Members
This audio and visual presentation was created to assist current members with the information found in their respective Comprehensive Guides to Pension and Health Care Changes seen below. It will serve as a tutorial helping you grasp an understanding of the language and examples used within.

Contemplating retiring before effective date of pension changes? Click here for important information.

For those who retire with a benefit effective date of Jan. 1, 2014 or after, only certain types of service credit will count towards health care eligibility and a premium allocation (allowance). This chart features a list of service credit types and how they apply toward health care coverage before and after Jan. 1, 2014.

Changes for Members of Groups B & C (Eligible to Retire After 01/01/2018)

In September 2012, the Ohio Legislature approved a new OPERS pension law. At the same time, OPERS updated its health care plan for retirees. The pension changes take effect Jan. 7, 2013, and most of the health care changes take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Click the links below to read more about how they will affect you if you are eligible to retire after Jan. 1, 2018.

PDFWatch: Online Presentation - Comprehensive Guide for Active Members
This audio and visual presentation was created to assist current members with the information found in their respective Comprehensive Guides to Pension and Health Care Changes seen below. It will serve as a tutorial helping you grasp an understanding of the language and examples used within.

For those who retire with a benefit effective date of Jan. 1, 2014 or after, only certain types of service credit will count towards health care eligibility and a premium allocation (allowance). This chart features a list of service credit types and how they apply toward health care coverage before and after Jan. 1, 2014.

Changes for Those Already Retired or Planning to Retire in 2012

In September 2012, the Ohio Legislature approved a new OPERS pension law. At the same time, OPERS updated its health care plan for retirees. The pension changes take effect Jan. 7, 2013, and most of the health care changes take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Click the links below to read more about how they will affect you if you are already retired or plan to in 2012.

PDF Watch: Online Presentation - Comprehensive Guide for Retired Members
This audio and visual presentation was created to assist retired members with the information found in their respective Comprehensive Guides to Pension and Health Care Changes seen below. It will serve as a tutorial helping you grasp an understanding of the language and examples used within.