Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
Choices for College Employees
As a newly hired full-time employee of a college, you must choose a retirement plan. You must choose between School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS), which is the statewide administered plan established under the Ohio Revised Code, or your college-sponsored Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP).
Before you make your choice, it is important that you review all the material for both types of plans, especially the employee and employer contribution structure, your benefits, and the risks in relation to your specific retirement goals. Take a look at our Member Benefits Guide to find out what SERS has to offer.
Once you choose either SERS or the ARP, your selection is irrevocable as long as you are continuously employed.