Educational Opportunities
The Traditional Pension Plan (Groups A & B)

Which group am I in?

Refer to your annual statement to determine which group you are in.

Group A - Eligible to retire on or before Jan. 7,2018.

Group B - Members with 20 years of service credit on Jan. 7, 2013 or eligible to retire under current eligibility requirements after Jan. 7, 2018 but on or before Jan. 7, 2023.

Who should use this information?

This page contains educational information intended for members in groups A & B who will reach retirement eligibility within 5 years.

Webinars

Recorded Presentations

In-person seminars

Ready to Retire Pension and Ready to Retire Health Care – These presentations are for those in Group A and B and are given back-to-back at the OPERS education seminars.

During these presentations you will learn about the retirement application process and the tools and resources available to help you with your retirement decisions. You will also learn about important changes to Ohio retirement law and OPERS health care that may impact your retirement benefits.

You will learn:


Registering for an Educational Opportunities Seminar

You can register for OPERS seminars in two different ways:

Online Account

You can register online with your Online Account. Once logged in click on “Tools and Resources” and then on “Seminars and Counseling” to select a seminar.

Phone

You can also register for a seminar by calling OPERS at 1-800-222-7377

Education Seminar Schedule
Cleveland South 01/10/2017 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cleveland South 01/11/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Zanesville 01/18/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cincinnati 01/23/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Columbus 02/01/2017 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Columbus 02/02/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lima 02/07/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dayton 02/15/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Findlay 03/07/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Akron 03/14/2017 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Akron 03/15/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Boardman 03/21/2017 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Boardman 03/22/2017 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm