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  • Your partners in planning

    New employee?

    If you first worked for a Michigan public school July 1, 2010, or later, you’re a member of either the Pension Plus plan, Pension Plus 2 plan, or the Defined Contribution plan. 

    Public School Retirement Plans 

    Welcome to the Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) website for members of the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System who began public school employment before July 1, 2010.

    Retirement is a journey; ORS is here to help you along yours. During your career, your employer takes care of your pension plan deductions, wage and service records, and plan contributions. Your employer sends regular wage and service reports to ORS that become part of your personal pension record. When it's time to retire, your employer hands off your final records to ORS, and we become your partner in retirement. ORS manages the retirement system carefully to preserve it for you and other future retirees.

What's New

  • 2020 1099-R available in miAccount

    1099-R statements for 2020 are now available in miAccount. Log in and click on Pension Payments to access your statement. A printed statement will be mailed by the end of January.

    Published on Dec. 31, 2020


  • Working After Retirement Legislation Passes with Immediate Effect

    Public Act (PA) 267 of 2020 was signed into law Dec. 29, 2020. PA 267 addresses rules concerning working after retirement as a substitute teacher and working in a critical shortage position. The critical shortage exemption has been extended until July 1, 2025, and removed the three-year maximum that a retiree can work in a critical shortage position.

    Published on Dec. 30, 2020


  • COVID-19 Workshop, Meeting, Office Visit Update

    At this time, we are canceling all scheduled workshops and office visits UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

    While our in-person workshops and office visits are on hiatus during the COVID-19 emergency, please know that we’re working on ways to serve you online. We’ve created a five-step  Planning Your Retirement presentation for public school employees (in the Defined Benefit pension plan first hired before July 1, 2010) who are within five years of retirement. This electronic presentation covers the exact same information as our traditional live workshops. Once a determination has been made to resume offering live workshops, an updated schedule will be available again on our website. We will continue to update our website as more information becomes available.

    Public Act 254 of 2020 authorizes public meetings and hearings to be held remotely for any reason until March 31, 2021. We will continue to update our website as more information becomes available. Please see the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System Board Meeting Schedule.

    Revised on Jan. 5, 2021


  • Medicare Plan Update Effective Jan. 1, 2020

    You may have heard that the state of Michigan retiree healthcare plan for Medicare-eligible retirees and covered dependents will be switching to a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan effective Jan. 1, 2020. Please be aware that these changes do not apply to persons retiring from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System.

    Revised on Dec. 5, 2019


  • Form 1095-B Mailing

    Everyone enrolled in our retiree non-Medicare PPO healthcare plan (administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan) at anytime in 2018 will receive Form 1095-B in the mail from ORS. The mailing of these statements for 2018 has been delayed. We're working to get them out as soon as possible, and customers can expect them to arrive mid-to-late February.

    Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and Medicare are responsible for providing Form 1095-B to anyone covered by either of those entities at anytime during 2018.

    Form 1095-B is a health coverage statement, required by the IRS. The form is used to report health coverage of individuals who meet minimum essential coverage standards to the IRS on income tax returns. It is your responsibility to make copies of the 1095-B form for your spouse and/or dependents. For specific guidance on information found on the 1095-B statement, contact your tax professional or the IRS.

    The IRS has published some general questions and answers about the healthcare reporting forms, including what to do with them.

    Published on Jan. 25, 2019


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