Traditional Pension Plan Educational resources for the Traditional Pension Plan

We offer a number of tools and resources to help you to take an active role and stay educated throughout your career so you can be prepared for retirement.

You can choose from several educational offerings including in-person seminars, interactive webinars and online recorded presentations – all designed to meet your needs and assist you in making retirement decisions. Our education is updated regularly and tailored to your specific needs throughout your career.

Looking for more information on a specific topic? Then check out our informational leaflet series or comprehensive Member Handbook.

Information tailored to you

Our educational offerings are customized specifically for each retirement group (A, B and C).

Remember, you can always check your retirement group at any time from your annual statements found in your online account.

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In-Person Events

OPERS seminars are in-person events led by trained OPERS professionals. They take place all throughout the year at various locations in Ohio.

Registration is required, and the address of the venue will be sent to you after you register.

Seminar: Ready to Retire

This seminar is for those within 5 years of retirement eligibility and includes two presentations which are conducted back-to-back.

During these presentations you will learn about the retirement application process, timeline details about your transition to retirement, and the tools and resources available to help you with your retirement decisions.

Topics Include:

Seminar locations are updated on a quarterly basis.

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


Webinars

Webinars are live, interactive demonstrations given over the Internet. Attendees only need a computer to join, making it a convenient way to ask real OPERS educators questions about their retirement.

The information conveyed is the same as the in-person seminars of the same name.

Webinar: Funding Pension and Health Care

Did you know that pension payments have increased by a billion dollars in the last 5 years. Do you ever wonder how OPERS faces this type of challenge?

Do you ever wonder things like:

If so, join us for this webinar as we review the financial status of the OPERS Pension and Health Care Trust Funds as well as the most recent membership statistics from our 2021 Annual Financial Comprehensive Report, Popular Annual Financial Report and Annual Health Care Report.

Webinar: Ready to Retire (Pension)

This webinar is one part of the two-part Ready to Retire series.

Topics include:

Webinar Handouts

Please download and keep handy. We will refer to these handouts throughout the webinar.

Webinar: Ready to Retire (Health Care)

This webinar is one part of the two-part Ready to Retire series.

Topics include:

Webinar Handouts

Please download and keep handy. We will refer to these handouts throughout the webinar.

Webinar: Understanding the Value of Your OPERS Retirement

When you think about your retirement with OPERS, do you ever wonder things like:

Join us for this webinar, where you'll find out the answers to these questions and more.

Webinar Handouts

Please download and keep handy. We will refer to these handouts throughout the webinar.

Financial Wellness Empowerment Series

Health Care: The Hidden Cost in Retirement

This webinar will review the long-term cost of health care and better prepare you for retirement. Health care is no longer something you just have in retirement, it's something you need to plan for.

Topics include:

Webinar: Personal Budgeting

When it comes to improving your overall finances and economic wellbeing it’s important to know where your money is coming from and where you are spending your income.

The goal of this webinar is to show how personal budgeting can help you meet your short and long-term goals. During this webinar, we will review the following:

Webinar: Bridging the Gap to Retirement Income

Financial wellness is the knowledge of personal finance which enables healthier financial decisions to achieve one's goals, and to enhance the overall quality of life.

The goal of this webinar is to help you assess your financial wellness, review your current spending habits and estimate your retirement income so you can identify the "gap" between what you will have in retirement and what you will need. We'll also show you ways you can begin closing your gap today.

Join us to learn how making sound financial decisions can lead to a more secure retirement in the future.

Recorded Presentations

Recorded presentations can be viewed online at any time and registration is not required.

Although these presentation are not interactive, they are a great way to get more in-depth information on a specific topic. You can get move through the presentation at your pace, pausing or replaying sections.

Learn More

The following resources provide detailed information on a number of subjects as well as the latest news and updates from OPERS.