Section 145.82 | Application of chapter to defined contribution plan.
(A) Except as provided in divisions (B) and (C) of this section, sections 145.201 to 145.70 of the Revised Code do not apply to a PERS defined contribution plan, except that a PERS defined contribution plan may incorporate provisions of those sections as specified in the plan document.
(B) The following sections of Chapter 145. of the Revised Code apply to a PERS defined contribution plan: 145.01 to 145.20, 145.22, 145.221, 145.23, 145.25, 145.26, 145.27, 145.296, 145.38, 145.384, 145.391, 145.431, 145.47, 145.48, 145.483, 145.51, 145.52, 145.53, 145.54, 145.55, 145.56, 145.563, 145.57, 145.571, 145.572, 145.69, and 145.70 of the Revised Code.
(C) A PERS defined contribution plan that includes definitely determinable benefits may incorporate by reference all or part of sections 145.201 to 145.79 of the Revised Code to allow a member participating in the plan to purchase service credit or to be eligible for any of the following:
(1) Retirement, disability, survivor, or death benefits;
(2) Health or long-term care insurance or any other type of health care benefit;
(3) Additional increases under section 145.323 of the Revised Code;
(4) A refund of contributions made by or on behalf of a member.
With respect to the benefits described in division (C)(1) of this section, the public employees retirement board may establish eligibility requirements and benefit formulas or amounts that differ from those of members participating in the PERS defined benefit plan. With respect to the purchase of service credit by a member participating in a PERS defined contribution plan, the board may reduce the cost of the service credit to reflect the different benefit formula established for the member.