Reminder For You and Your Loved Ones | Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System

There are so many things to do and remember when a loved one passes away. There are accounts to close, agencies to notify, and death benefits to claim. As a member of our retirement system, when you pass away, OPERS should be near the top of the list to be notified. Inform your loved ones that whether you are still actively working or long retired, something is going to happen with your account after your death. What happens to your account after you die will depend on your status and option chosen at retirement; it may be that your lifetime benefit will need to stop and possibly begin paying out to a joint annuitant, or contributions or other death benefits may need to be paid to a beneficiary.

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