Welcome to the Members Section

From selecting a retirement plan -- Traditional Pension, Member-Directed or Combined -- that best meets your needs to helping you save for retirement, OPERS is with you through every step of your career.

OPERS offers its members three retirement plans so you can choose the one that best meets your retirement needs and goals.

Selecting your Plan

New members have 180 days to select a retirement plan. OPERS offers a number of educational resources – from webinars and recoded presentations, to a plan selection workbook and counseling – to help you make that decision.

Once you make your decision, register for an OPERS online account and you can select your plan online.

Frequently Asked Questions

The list of Member Frequently Asked Questions covers a number of topics ranging from membership and benefits to service credit and refunds.

Ready to Retire

Are you close to or just considering retirement? The “Learn, Plan, Act” section can help you identify the most ideal time frame for retirement and make an informed decision regarding your retiree health care coverage. These pages offer detailed information on the steps you need to take as you move toward retirement and provide answers to questions we frequently hear from members.

Online Account

Manage your OPERS account by logging in to your Online Account. It's a secure and convenient way to view your account, update personal information and connect with OPERS.

Forms & Publications

Read, view or print a number of member publications and forms including Ohio PERS News: Member Newsletters, informational leaflets and retirement applications.

Saving for retirement

A responsible saving plan now can mean enjoying a much happier life when you retire. Let's get started!