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The interest rate for the period of
July 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2016, will be 1.49%.
The Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) is an optional benefit that allows eligible
police officers and firefighters to accumulate a lump–sum of money for retirement.
The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) is proud to offer this benefit
to its membership, which has been the most requested addition to OP&F's benefit
offerings in many years.
The popularity of DROP programs has grown across the country since public sector
employers first introduced them in the 1980s. Based on tremendous member request,
OP&F has put in place a beneficial program without additional cost to members,
their employers or OP&F. Thanks to member persistence, the support of member
unions and associations and the receptive Ohio Legislature, the Governor signed
Senate Bill 134 into law in 2002, which enabled OP&F to begin offering DROP
Enrolling in DROP is a voluntary decision that members should make after careful
consideration of their own individual situation. OP&F strongly encourages all
members to seek financial, legal and tax advice from professional counselors before
Frequently asked questions about DROP
2016 DROP Interest RatesQuarterInterest Rate1st2.27 %2nd1.78%3rd1.49%2015 DROP Interest RatesQuarterInterest Rate1st2.17%2nd1.94%3rd2.35%4th2.06%2014 DROP Interest RatesQuarterInterest Rate1st3.04%2nd2.73%3rd2.53%4th2.52%2013 DROP Interest RatesQuarterInterest Rate1st1.78 %2nd1.87 %3rd2.52%4th2.64%2012 DROP Interest RatesQuarterInterest Rate2nd2.23 %3rd1.67 %4th1.65 %
Use OP&F Online to view your DROP contributions. OP&F updates your account
information every night with the information we have on file, however, we have no
control over when your contributions may be sent from your employer. Interest on
your DROP account is calculated during the first week of each month. Click here to go to OP&F Online.
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Direct Deposit Application
Complete a new Direct Deposit Application to change where your DROP distributions