Fall 2016 Proactive newsletter

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Fall 2016 - Messages from your Retirement System

Director Kerrie Vanden Bosch

From Kerrie's Desk

Notes from ORS Director Kerrie Vanden Bosch

Whenever you set out to do something really important, you need to start with a plan. At ORS we have big plans and we’re taking the small steps needed to make them a reality. And what our plan is focused on is YOU, our members. We want to make your experience as a member served by ORS the best it can be.


I hope you noticed our new logo on this newsletter! This fresh look and tagline express our philosophy toward retirement and our customers — retirement is a journey that begins with a plan. We want to provide tools and information every step of the way and in every life stage, from the new hire just starting out, to those enjoying retirement.


We also have another type of big plan – our retirement plans. We take our responsibility as stewards of our retirement systems seriously. We hope you recognize the value of your retirement benefits and believe these kinds of benefits are important for everyone. You will always be our best advocate.


Do you value the benefits and service provided by ORS? Let your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers know what your benefits mean to you and join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to hearing from you.

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National Retirement Security Week

Join us at an open house.

ORS staff along with Voya representatives will host open houses in locations around the state in the days leading up to and during National Retirement Security Week. Each event will offer valuable information about the 401(k) and 457 Plans, refreshments and giveaways. ORS staff will also be available to answer questions about defined benefit plans.


Tuesday, October 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Quality Inn & Suites, 2603 N. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba


Wednesday, October 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Park Place Hotel, Courtyard I & II, 300 East State St., Traverse City


Monday, October 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Hall, Atrium, 525 W. Allegan St., Lansing


Tuesday, October 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Muskegon Community College, Room 1200, 211 S. Quarterline Rd., Muskegon


Thursday, October 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City Riverfront, Davidson Room, One Wenonah Park Place, Bay City


Friday, October 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cadillac Place, First Floor, Room L-150, 3068 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit

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Our New Look

We’ve developed a comprehensive plan to better educate and support our members, and this plan includes the creation and introduction of a new logo. Our new logo presents us as a trusted partner helping members navigate the journey to retirement success. We want everyone – employees, partners, customers – to have a common understanding of who we are and what we stand for.


We’re here to help our members achieve their big dreams by taking critical small steps. This will be an exciting story and an exciting time that will bring our organization closer together, and closer to the people who rely on us in their retirement journey. Watch our brand story video here.