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Wright State University values its faculty and staff as its most important resource in achieving its mission and goals. Wright State strives to attract and retain highly qualified and productive employees through a philosophy of total compensation.  Anyone seeking or accepting the benefits provided will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the benefits programs and the university's right to modify, amend, or terminate them. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the benefits information on this site. However, if any provision is unclear, ambiguous, or an inconsistency exists between this site and the written plans or contracts, the actual provisions of each benefit plan will govern.

Upcoming Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) Seminars

September 6, 2017   11am – 12pm   163A Discovery Room, Student Union
OPERS – Education Today for Retirement Tomorrow              

This one-hour presentation is for OPERS members in the Traditional Pension Plan who are more than five years from retirement (Groups B and C).  This presentation provides information and resources so you can take an active role in preparing for your retirement and make retirement decisions throughout your career.

Topics include:

  • Earning and purchasing service credit
  • Disability and survivor benefits
  • Retirement eligibility
  • Early retirement reduced benefits
  • OPERS health care – general information
  • Educational tools and resources
  • Social Security

September 6, 2017   2pm – 3pm   163A Discovery Room, Student Union
OPERS – How to Select a Retirement Plan     

This one-hour presentation is for new OPERS members within 180 days of their hire date.  You will receive information on how to select the OPERS retirement plan that helps you achieve your retirement goals.  This is an important decision that will impact your financial future.  As a new OPERS member you have 180 days from your hire date to select one of the three OPERS retirement plans:  Traditional Pension, Member-Directed or Combined Plan.

All three retirement plans have different features, so it’s important you select the plan that best meets your needs and retirement goals.

Topics include:

  • Overview of plans
  • How your pension is calculated
  • Choosing your investments
  • Comparison of plan features and benefits
  • Retirement eligibility
  • Tools to help you select your plan
  • How to select your plan

December 6, 2017   11am – 12pm   163A Discovery Room, Student Union
OPERS – Education Today for Retirement Tomorrow                  

This one-hour presentation is for OPERS members in the Traditional Pension Plan who are more than five years from retirement (Groups B and C).  This presentation provides information and resources so you can take an active role in preparing for your retirement and make retirement decisions throughout your career.

Topics include:

  • Earning and purchasing service credit
  • Disability and survivor benefits
  • Retirement eligibility
  • Early retirement reduced benefits
  • OPERS health care – general information
  • Educational tools and resources
  • Social Security

December 6, 2017   2pm – 3pm   163A Discovery Room, Student Union
OPERS – How to Select a Retirement Plan                                               

This one-hour presentation is for new OPERS members within 180 days of their hire date.  You will receive information on how to select the OPERS retirement plan that helps you achieve your retirement goals.  This is an important decision that will impact your financial future.  As a new OPERS member you have 180 days from your hire date to select one of the three OPERS retirement plans:  Traditional Pension, Member-Directed or Combined Plan.

All three retirement plans have different features, so it’s important you select the plan that best meets your needs and retirement goals.

Topics include:

  • Overview of plans
  • How your pension is calculated
  • Choosing your investments
  • Comparison of plan features and benefits
  • Retirement eligibility
  • Tools to help you select your plan
  • How to select your plan