ORS 3% Refund Information

The Michigan Supreme Court recently upheld a state Court of Appeals ruling that PA 75 of 2010, which mandated members to contribute 3% of their compensation to the Retiree Healthcare Fund between 2010 and 2012, is unconstitutional and that member contributions, currently held in escrow, shall be refunded to members.

The Office of Retirement Systems is working to notify members of the amount of their refunds. School districts will also receive this information on January 10, 2018, and a lump sum refund on January 22, 2018; St. Clair County RESA will then in turn redistribute the refunds to
current and former employees as soon as possible.

St. Clair County RESA is committed to processing the refunds as quickly as we are able, in accordance with forthcoming guidance, and will update this webpage with the latest information as we receive it.

St. Clair County RESA will issue the refunds for anyone employed with RESA between July 2010 and September 2012, including retirees and former employees.

Current RESA employees employed by a different district at any time between July 2010 and September 2012 will receive their refund from that district, and should provide their current contact information to their former district's payroll department.

At the bottom of this webpage is a link for former employees to submit to us their current contact information, including address, phone, former name if applicable, etc. If you know someone who worked for RESA during that timeframe, please forward this information to them.

Resources

ORS 3% Healthcare Contribution Refund FAQs
ORS miAccount login

Former Employees

Are you a former St. Clair County RESA employee who:

  1. Was employed with RESA between July 2010 and September 2012?
  2. Is NOT currently receiving retirement benefits from ORS?
  3. Has had a name or address change since you left RESA?

If you answered yes to all three questions, please contact the RESA Payroll Office at (810) 455-4066.