State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio is one of the nation’s premier retirement systems, serving more than 495,000 active, inactive and retired Ohio public educators; and working with more than 1,121 employers statewide. With investment assets of $80.9 billion (including short-term investments) as of June 30, 2019, STRS Ohio is one of the largest public pension funds in the country.
In fiscal year 2019, STRS Ohio paid more than $7.5 billion in service retirement, disability and survivor benefits to more than 158,000 individuals including $490 million for health care coverage. STRS Ohio operates under the guidelines of Chapter 3307 of the Ohio Revised Code (R.C.) as enacted by the Ohio General Assembly. It is legally separate from and fiscally independent of state and local governments.