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May 11, 2018

OPERS Board of Trustees Election

As a member of OPERS, you have a voice in decisions and policies affecting your retirement benefits. Every member is part of a specific group with […]
April 3, 2018

Steitz Wins OPERS Special Election for Vacant Trustee Retiree Seat

(April 3, 2018)  OPERS retirees have elected a new trustee to fill the vacancy created by the passing of John Maurer last fall.  Timothy C. Steitz […]
March 22, 2018

COLA Reduction Legislation is Reportedly Dead in the Ohio House

(March 22, 2018)  PERI has heard from multiple sources that HB 413 will not be moved in its present form and for all intents and purposes […]
February 28, 2018

Ohio’s Pension Systems Reap Substantial Investment Returns in 2017

(February 28, 2018)  Ohio’s five retirement systems scored a big year in 2016 with investment returns that eclipsed even the most optimistic projections, according to a […]
February 19, 2018

The Columbus Dispatch Publishes Article on HB 413

(February 19, 2018)  A revealing article on the status of H.B. 413 was published in the Sunday edition of The Columbus Dispatch yesterday shedding light on […]
February 13, 2018

PERI Membership Card Update

(February 13, 2018)  Each year at this time, PERI receives many calls from members asking about the delivery of their membership cards.  In case you were […]
February 7, 2018

PERI Testifies in Opposition to HB 413

(February 7, 2018)  Yesterday, the House Committee on Aging and Long Term Care heard testimony from both proponents and opponents on HB 413.  The majority of […]
January 31, 2018

PERI Continues to Advocate for Retirees Through Opposition to HB 413

(January 31, 2018)  PERI is continuing the fight to defeat HB 413 and its most onerous provision that would cap retirees’ COLA at actual inflation up […]
January 8, 2018

PERI Urges Members to Contact Legislators On H.B. 413

(January 8, 2018) Recently, we asked PERI members to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose H.B. 413. Many of our members have already done […]
December 29, 2017

OPERS Announces Process for Special Election to Replace Maurer

(December 29, 2017)  OPERS will be conducting a special election to replace retiree member John Maurer, who passed away unexpectedly this past fall.  The person elected […]
December 18, 2017

PERI Supported Removal of UBIT from Federal Tax Reform Appears to be a Done Deal

(December 18, 2017)  The federal tax reform package to be voted on later this week will not have a provision that would have cost OPERS and […]
December 14, 2017

House Committee Holds Second Hearing on COLA Reduction Bill

(December 14, 2017)  Yesterday, the Ohio House Committee on Aging and Long Term Care heard proponent testimony from OPERS Executive Director Karen Carraher on why she […]
December 8, 2017

COLA Bill Has First Hearing in Aging and Long Term Care Committee

(December 7, 2017)  Yesterday the House Committee on Aging and Long Term Care heard sponsor testimony on HB 413, the bill to reduce retirees’ COLA from […]
November 22, 2017

COLA Issue Update from PERI

(November 22, 2017) Here is the latest update on the COLA issue and HB 413, the bill introduced in the House of Representatives to enact changes […]
November 9, 2017

Arrangements finalized for OPERS Board Retiree Representative John Maurer

(November 9, 2017) John William Maurer passed away on November 5, 2017.  He   was born in Joliet, IL on September 11, 1941 to the late John […]
November 6, 2017

PERI Begins Process to Urge Legislators to Say No to COLA Reductions

(November 7, 2017)  PERI is in the process of talking with key legislators to ensure that no changes are made to reduce COLA payments for retirees.  […]
October 25, 2017

PERI Board of Trustees Votes to Oppose OPERS COLA Proposal

(October 25, 2017)  The PERI Board of Trustees met yesterday to discuss OPERS recent approval to cap retiree’s COLA at actual CPI not to exceed 2.25%.  […]
October 19, 2017

OPERS Board Votes to Reduce and Cap COLA’s

(October 19, 2017)  Yesterday the OPERS Board of Trustees voted to adopt a number of changes to cost of living adjustments (COLA) that impact both actives […]
October 13, 2017

Insurance Companies Mailings

Open Enrollment begins on October 15 through December 7th, so you will see an increase in material relating to insurance arriving in the mail. Many members […]
October 10, 2017

PERI Members Vote Overwhelmingly for Constitutional Changes and Officers

The ballots have been counted and by substantial margins, PERI members have approved changes to the PERI constitution and the election of officers who will lead […]
September 29, 2017

Vote No on Issue 2 – The Drug Price Relief Act

Several months ago, the PERI Board of Trustees had a thorough discussion regarding the so-called Drug Price Relief Act.  We reached out to both campaigns to […]
September 25, 2017

PERI Continues to Discuss COLA Issue With OPERS

After two meetings with OPERS Executive Director Karen Carraher, it appears OPERS is resolute in its desire to improve its funding status with modifications to the […]
September 15, 2017

PERI Treasurer, Tom George, Dies

     It is with sadness that we announce that Thomas George, PERI Treasurer, has passed away. Tom dedicated much of his time serving public employee retirees […]
September 13, 2017

Annual Meeting Reservation Deadline Extended

The 2017 Annual Meeting Reservation deadline has been extended until September 22nd. A reservation form can be found in your 3rd Quarter PERI Perspectives newsletter. If […]
September 1, 2017

OPERS extends COLA survey deadline to Sept. 15

To members concerned about getting their COLA surveys back to OPERS by the September 8th deadline, OPERS has extended the COLA survey deadline to Friday, Sept. 15. […]