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May 6, 2020

Look out for COVID-19 scams

  ( May 6, 2020)  Medicare provided the following information concerning Medicare fraud that we feel is important to share with our members: Unfortunately, scammers are […]
April 29, 2020

An Important Statement on Covid-19 and a Questionnaire for all PERI Chapters

(April 29, 2020)  As we continue our journey through the Covid-19 pandemic, PERI is announcing the continued suspension of all local chapter and district activities through […]
April 1, 2020

Retirees can qualify for federal stimulus

OPERS offers tips to make sure you receive your rebate payment By Matt Overturf, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System April 1, 2020 – The U.S. Congress […]
March 31, 2020

We are all in this Together

(March 31, 2020) As everyone is well aware by now, we are collectively fighting an invisible enemy in the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  We have […]
March 23, 2020

Clarification to the Financial Relief Request for Retirees

(March 23, 2020)  Several PERI members have asked us to provide a deeper explanation to the WEP issue we addressed in our call to action earlier […]
March 23, 2020

Important Information Regarding OPERS’ April 2020 Benefit Payments

(March 23, 2020)  PERI has received a number of calls from members concerned that with the current economic uncertainty and shelter-in-place orders that OPERS’ benefit payments […]
March 23, 2020

Please Contact Ohio Senator Brown’s and Portman’s Offices Immediately!

(March 23, 2020) As you are likely aware, the Federal Government is rushing a $1.5 trillion three phase emergency plan through Congress to rescue the economy […]
March 18, 2020

OPERS Announces Coronavirus Response Plan

(March 18, 2020)  In the wake of the spread of the Coronavirus, (Covid-19) OPERS has plans in place to continue operations and provide services.  In some […]
March 13, 2020

PERI Announces Suspension of All Chapter Meetings Through April 30th

(March 13, 2020)  In light of recent decisions made this week by our elected and public health officials to protect citizens from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), PERI […]
March 11, 2020

PERI Encourages Retirees to Protect Themselves from Exposure to Coronavirus

(March 11, 2020)  As most retirees are likely aware by now, they are vulnerable to uncertain outcomes if exposed to the Coronavirus, especially if suffering from […]
January 29, 2020

VIA Benefits Scam

January 29, 2020   This morning we received a warning from one of our members about a call she received from “VIA Benefits” asking for information to […]
December 3, 2019

PERI Board Announces Position on WEP-GPO Bills in Congress

(December 2, 2019)  At its most recent board meeting on November 26th, the PERI Board of Trustees voted to support Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government […]
August 29, 2019

Package 5

(August 29, 2019) Many members have asked for more information about the various packages that OPERS is considering that would affect health care and COLA. To […]
August 23, 2019

PERI Board Adopts a Position on OPERS Health Care and Pension Challenges

(August 23, 2019)  After multiple meetings over many months with OPERS senior staff and leadership, PERI has decided to take action designed to support the long […]
July 12, 2019

PERI Closely Following OPERS Proposed Changes to Health Care

(July 12, 2019)  Since January, the OPERS board and staff have been meeting monthly to discuss the state of the Health Care Fund and what steps […]
January 25, 2019

OPERS and PERI Board Discuss Health Care Funding Issues

(January 25, 2019) Karen Carraher, OPERS Executive Director, met with PERI’s Board of Trustees this week to discuss major challenges facing OPERS’ health care fund.   The […]
January 16, 2019

Mahoning County Chapter 18 elects officers

January 16, 2019  PERI Mahoning County Chapter 18, at their December meeting, elected officers for the forthcoming year. Serving as President will be Walter M. Duzzny. […]
January 10, 2019

PERI is Preparing for the New Legislative Session of the General Assembly

(January 9, 2019)  As we roll past 2018 and begin 2019, PERI is preparing itself for what will likely be another attempt to reduce retirees’ COLA […]
December 11, 2018

PERI Dues Notices for 2019 Are in the Mail

(December 11, 2018)  PERI Chapters should be aware that there may be several organizations soliciting membership for OPERS retirees during the holiday season.  PERI reminds everyone […]
October 18, 2018

OPERS Board Votes to Lower Important Discount Rate

(October 18, 2018)  Yesterday, the OPERS board took action to change the “discount rate” associated with future Defined Benefit Fund investments.  The change was important as […]
July 16, 2018

Senators Brown and Portman Hold Hearing on Federal Pension Concerns

(July 16, 2018)  A rare field hearing was held by the congressional Joint Select Committee on Pensions at the Ohio Statehouse on Friday.  The purpose of […]
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 […]