On July 31, 2018 a special session of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirement System was conducted at the Patrol Academy to address concerns regarding the OSHPRS Health Care Fund. The meeting was open to all active and retired members of the OSHPRS. A health care management presentation was made by AON, a private sector health care management vendor. Director Mark Atkeson provided an overview of historical information and data, including major legislative and benefit changes since 1974 when health care benefits where first provided to the membership. This presentation was followed by a discussion period, providing OSHPRS active and retired members with an opportunity to express concerns about potential changes to active member contributions and reductions in COLA percentages for retirees.
Retired Colonel Thomas Rice and Retired Major Robert Booker were the first to address the Board, followed by several others in attendance. If you would like to provide a comment or concern, email it to TroopertoTrooper@gmail.com. Please keep comments short and suitable for a public forum.
Member contributions and COLA adjustments will be finalized at the next Board meeting during the annual board retreat in Cleveland, Ohio on August 16-17, 2018.
Click open this Power Point Presentation to review the information provided by Director Atkeson.