Forms of Payment

It is important to remit all payments promptly and accurately. If an organization is remitting payments for more than one employer, separate remittance documents must be sent for each employer.

Payments of any contributions, or other charges or liabilities owed by an employer, may be remitted to SERS:

  • Directly by payment with a check, money order, or electronic funds transfer
  • By deductions from the Foundation Program funds

Community schools must remit payments for employer liabilities through deductions from their Foundation Program funds. If a community school fails to remit any employee contribution payments, such amounts may be added to their deductions from the Foundation Program.


Payment Remittance

Payment remittance information for all payments must be entered electronically through eSERS.

All payments for contribution reporting are due no later than five business dates from each pay date/reporting date.


Direct Payments

Checks and money orders should be mailed to the SERS lockbox at:

SERS
L-1617
Columbus, Ohio 43260-1617

Expedited payments to the bank for lockbox processing must be delivered prior to 11 a.m. for same-day processing to:

Huntington National Bank
7 Easton Oval
Attention: Wholesale Lockbox L-1617
Columbus, Ohio 43219

Payment remittance information for all payments must be entered electronically through eSERS.


Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT)

Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) may be made by debit or credit. An employer Payment Remittance Form must be completed online through eSERS prior to the receipt of funds.