Updated 05/21/17

Healthcare Info OP&F Meeting 05/17/17


Retirement Information for Potential Retirees.

Retirement Considerations Columbus Fire

Retirement Considerations  for all departments

Stress Considerations in Retirement



Download a copy of the Pickle Jar & Survivors List here:

2017 Pickle Jar & Survivors list
How to Write a Obituary.pdf



Host Committee Listing

The HOST committee is available to help in the post death planning for next of kin.
Seated: Gary Siniff
Standing: Bob Keefer, Bernie & Jeanne Nance,  Charlie Burkhart, Rick Niemann
Not Shown: Tom Christ and Frank Henderson




OP&F Health Care Rates
Members on Medicare A&B must get medical coverage rates from UHC/AARP

Click on the 2018 Premiums below to view or print this chart

2018 Premiums for Healthcare


2017 Pickle Jar List

Remember when your spouse asked for your help to open things? This is the last thing you can open to help those left behind after the PT to 5 Unit. Called the Pickle Jar or Cookie Jar List for years this list is the information needed for those left behind to move on after your final transfer.

Make a list of family and friends to be notified with current phone numbers and keep it updated.

 Contact the Mortuary of your choice:____________________________________

Phone #________________________

 Contact your clergy person: ___________________________________________

Phone #_________________________________________________________________

 Notify the retirees Fire Department. The retiree may still have some benefits through the department. Such as death benefit, honor guard and pall bearers.
Phone #_________________________________________________________________ List of Pall Bearers:

____________________________________ __________________________________ ____________________________________ __________________________________

____________________________________ ___________________________________

 Notify the retirees Union Local. The retiree may still have some benefits through the Union.
Phone #__________________________________________________________

 Notify the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. They will send out a survivor’s packet and the current health care provider will send a health care packet.
Phone # 1-888-864-8363.

 You may request a HOST though the pension fund or by contacting any 4 Unit HOST. They will assist with OP&F Pension Fund forms.
Bernie Nance HOST Committee Chairman

Jeanne Nance _____________1-740-927-7115 ______EMAIL


Gary Siniff ______________1-614-771-5785_____EMAIL


Charlie Burkhart _________ 1-740-964-3506_____EMAIL


Tom Christ_______________1-614-279-6996______EMAIL


Rich Niemann_____________1-614-491-5875_____EMAIL


Bob Keefer_______________ 1-614-496-2032_____EMAIL


 Contact 4 Unit members name and obituary will posted on 4 Unit web site ASAP. Phone #_________________________________________________________

 Contact the Veterans Administration if a former military member. All Honorably Discharged veterans are entitled to flag presenters at the grave site. They are also entitled to a grave marker; you will need the members Honorable Discharge or DD 214.

Phone # 1-800-827-1000

 Notify the Social Security Administration: Surviving spouses are entitled to a $225.00 burial benefit.
Phone # 1-800-772-1213
  Notify Workers Comp Bureau if applicable.

Phone # ___________________________

Notify your Credit Union, Banks or other financial institutions:
Name: _____________________________ Phone #_______________________ Name: _____________________________ Phone #_______________________

Name: _____________________________ Phone #_______________________ Name: _____________________________ Phone #_______________________

 Notify your attorney.
Phone # ________________________________________

 Locate all insurance policies and make sure the correct beneficiaries are named Policy #_____________________________ Policy # _______________________ Policy #_____________________________ Policy # _______________________ Policy #_____________________________ Policy # _______________________

Documents you will need:

Cemetery Deeds – Located___________________________________________

Death Certificate copies – Located_____________________________________

Marriage certificate – Located___________________________________________ or on file with OP&F – Yes__________ No________
Dependent Birth certificates – Located ____________________________________

Military papers Located________________________________________________

Disability and Workman’s Comp documents if member retired on disability and death was due to that injury. Death Certificate must be worded correctly.

Located – ____________________________________________________________

House deeds – Located__________________________________________________

Auto titles – Located ___________________________________________________

Safe deposit boxes and keys – Located _____________________________________

  •   FYI and Suggestive items:
  •   The Ohio Police Fire Pension Fund will pay the surviving spouse a $1000.00 Lump Some Death Benefit. If there is no surviving spouse the benefit will be paid to the designated beneficiary.

 The surviving spouse will receive $842.60 per month (as of 7-17) plus cost of living increases of $16.50 each July 1st. Plus any annuity payments and death benefits if applicable.

 Dependent children will receive $229.80 per month (as of 7-17) plus cost of living increases of $4.50 per month each July 1st.

  •   Survivors must apply for all death related benefits.
  •   Collect forms and make copies of important papers that will be needed such as your certificates, DD-214, proof of job-related injuries, deeds for any cemetery plots, etc. DD-214’s are available by contacting National Personnel Record Center, 9700 Page Ave., St. Louis, MO 63132, and ATTN: (Branch of Service)
    Requests for records are processed in four to six months. Include Social Security Number, date of birth, and dates of service.

 Make a Will, or update an existing one to reflect any changes in your life such as recent marriage, divorce, births or deaths of existing beneficiaries.

  •   Write a Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney.
  •   Make sure that your entire bank accounts, credit union accounts, mutual funds, IRA’s stocks and real estate are listed “Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship.” This makes all assets available to survivor without waiting for Probate Court.
  •   List all bank accounts:
  •   Bank: ____________________________ Acct. # ______________________
  •   Bank: ____________________________ Acct. # ______________________
  •   Bank: ____________________________ Acct. # ______________________
  •   Bank: ____________________________ Acct. # ______________________
  •   List all certificates of deposit and locations.
  •   Cert. # __________________________
  •   Cert. # __________________________
  •   Cert. # __________________________
  •   List Securities, IRAs, Annuities, Mutual Funds and their locations:
  •   Notes_____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________






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