How Many Members Are There in the Ohio PERS System?


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As of 2015, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System serves more than 1 million members, according to OPERS. There are 346,509 active and contributing members; 498,610 inactive members with accounts from prior employment; and 203,112 retirees and beneficiaries receiving monthly pensions or health benefits.

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2015 marks the 80th year that OPERS has been operating, as stated by OPERS. While the Ohio General Assembly oversees OPERS through the Ohio Retirement Study Council, an 11-member board governs and manages the retirement system. As of the end of 2014, OPERS manages a total of $91.2 billion in assets. Of its total assets, OPERS manages more than $78 billion in pension funds, which represents an 84 percent funding level for future liabilities.

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