This series lists some FAQ topics that will interest OPERS members. This first series of FAQs deals with the following OPERS pension plan topics:
Topics include how to contact the OPERS Help Line, using your Online Account, fees associated with the three OPERS retirement plans and acceptable documentation for proof of date of birth.
Topics include part-time employment, contributions, service credit, annual statements and rollovers.
Topics include both eligibility and requirements to select a plan.
Topics include contribution amounts, how the amounts are determined and how often they are made.
Topics include how to file a refund, when a refund is received and how taking a refund may affect future retirement.
Topics include an overview of the investment program and its safeguards, as well as available investment options, fees, tracking value and resources to help in choosing an investment option for Member-Directed and Combined plan participants.
Topics include a definition of service credit, concurrent service credit with more than one Ohio pension system and restrictions.
Topics include a definition of retirement plan portability and how it relates to OPERS Traditional Pension, Member-Directed and Combined plans, respectively.
Topics include health care, survivor and disability protection and whether OPERS pensions plans include a cost-of-living adjustment.
Topics include a definition of a plan-to-plan transfer and how to inititate a plan-to-plan transfer.
Topics include a definition of a rollover, how they apply to the OPERS retirements plans, qualifying for a rollover and how to execute a rollover.
Topics include changing to another OPERS retirement plan after having made a selection and the ability to transfer contributing service from a prior plan to another plan.
Topics include general health care information for members in the Member-Directed Plan, as well as a link to an FAQ in the Health Care section that specifically deals with members of OPERS Traditional Pension and Combined plans.