The decision to opt-in to Tier 3 is an irrevocable choice and members who do so will be subject to the same statutes and regulations governing Tier 3 membership as those whose participation date is January 1, 2014 and later.
The process to opt-in to Tier 3 is currently being designed. Once complete, Tier 2 members will log in to their Member Self Service account and select the link on the Account Summary tile to compare their Tier 2 and Tier 3 estimates. The member can then determine the impact of "opting-in" to Tier 3 and may finalize the process if the member so chooses. He or she will be required to verify they have read and understand their decision to opt-in to Tier 3 by keying their four-digit KPPA Personal Identification Number (PIN). Members with external service may be required to complete additional paperwork to finalize the opt-in process.