The Change of Address form is now available to complete and submit online, saving members time as well as paper and postage. The addition of the Change of Address form brings the list of digital forms up to a total of eight.
Digital forms are easy to use and look similar to a fillable PDF. Simply complete the required fields, add an electronic signature and click submit. A valid email address is required for OPERS to receive the form. The next step will be to digitally “sign” the form by going to your email and following the steps to verify your email address. Once the electronic signature is verified, the form is submitted and received at OPERS.
One feature of the Change of Address form is that it will validate the mailing address against the USPS cutting down on errors. As an added layer of security, we will also send confirmation letters to the old/new address.
We recently conducted an automated check through the USPS database to identify members who have a forwarding address and to find possible errors in our files. OPERS will be sending a letter with information about how to update your address to those members.
Digital forms currently available on our website include the following:
- Change of Address
- Member Request Forms: Benefit and Service Calculations, Transport Service Out Request: Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System, Member Information or Document Request, Divorce Benefit Valuation Request
- Application for Military Service
- Application for Vested Benefits
- Withholding Preference Certificate
The advancement of technology provides the opportunity to transform paper forms into dynamic electronic forms that saves time and money. Implementing digital forms began a few months ago, and OPERS continues to assess making other forms available in the digital format.