Retirement Plan Portability

Below you will find answers to a set of some of the most frequently asked questions about the OPERS' pension plans. Click on the arrows beside the questions to either reveal or hide the answers.

What does 'portability' mean?

The term portability refers to your ability to move your retirement savings from one qualified retirement plan to another qualified retirement plan. If you leave Ohio public employment before you retire, you may want to take your retirement savings with you. Portability is different for each of the OPERS retirement plans.

For more information on what you can refund and rollover to another qualified retirement plan after you terminate public service, visit our Refunds FAQs