Ready to Enroll

Once you have taken the time to learn about the OPERS retirement plans and to consider your situation, you should be ready to select your retirement plan. You have 180 days from your hire date to make your retirement plan selection.

There are three ways you can select a plan.


You can make a plan selection online by logging into your OPERS online account.

To create an Online Account, visit the online account login page and select "Need an Account?". You will then be asked to provide some personal information, after which you will be able to create a user ID and password.

To make your plan selection, log into your online account and select “Make My Retirement Plan Selection Now.”

Plan Comparison Calculator

See projected estimates of retirement payments and refund amounts from all three plans. Log into your online account to access the calculator.

By Mail

To select your plan by mail, simply fill out the Retirement Plan Selection Form you received with your Selection Kit and mail it back in the enclosed business-reply envelope.

By Phone

To select your retirement plan over the phone, call 1-866-OPERS-4-U (1-866-673-7748) to speak with a member services representative.

We recommend you complete the Retirement Plan Selection Form enclosed with your Selection Kit and have it handy when you call.

Representatives are available weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. EDT.


OPERS must receive your retirement plan selection on or before the last day of your 180-day enrollment period. Please allow plenty of time for us to receive your selection. If your deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, please allow sufficient time to ensure that OPERS receives your plan selection no later than the first business day after the deadline.