OEB News & Announcements


Complete Your Rewards for Wellness 2018-2019 Activities!

The Rewards for Wellness 2018-2019 program runs from January 1, 2018–December 31, 2018. Complete your Rewards activities between these dates and earn up to $500 in co-share credit.
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Introducing Retirement@Work®

On April 2, 2018, the State of Rhode Island is launching Retirement@Work, a simplified online experience to help you manage your contributions and investment provider choices for the 457 Plan.
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OneExchange Renamed to Via Benefits™

OneExchange—the State's Medicare exchange vendor—changed its name to Via Benefits, effective March 1, 2018. All services and functionalities for age 65+ State retirees will remain the same. The old OneExchange website will automatically be redirected to the new Via Benefits website when the latter goes live on March 1, 2018. Please see the Via Benefits FAQ for more information.

Voluntary Retirement Incentive (VRI)

The Department of Administration is offering a Voluntary Retirement Incentive payment to state employees in the Executive Branch who participate in the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI), are currently eligible to retire on or before December 31, 2017, and are the recipients of longevity payments under the state’s longevity program. Please see the VRI plan document and FAQ for details on the recently introduced VRI program.

If you are considering retiring under the VRI, please note your retiree health benefits will not be affected by the incentive and the rules governing those benefits remain the same. To learn more about State-sponsored retiree health coverage, please visit the Retiree Benefits page and attend a monthly informational meeting; additional sessions have been added.

Paystub RI Communications

Visit Paystub RI Communications to see a consolidated list of announcements regarding your benefits.