Online Personal Account Provides 24-hour Access, Convenience

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During Your Career

As an STRS Ohio active member you can access the following features using your Online Personal Account:

  • Service Retirement Application — Complete and submit your retirement application online with options to review, print and make changes to your selections before submitting. You can also use your online account to check the status of the processing of your application.
  • Service Retirement Calculator — Obtain one or multiple estimates (if evaluating various retirement scenarios) of your retirement benefits using your current STRS Ohio account information.
  • Purchasable Service Credit — After certifying your purchasable credit, view the total amount of service you’re eligible to purchase and the amount of remaining purchasable service. (Purchasing service credit may increase retirement income or enable you to retire sooner.)
  • Health Care Plan Options — Review retirement health care plan options and costs based on your retirement date, years of service credit and health care coverage for your dependents.
  • View Your Documents — View important documents such as your service retirement estimate and your Annual Statement of Account, which includes your account value, service credit balance, service credit purchases and withdrawal values.
  • Register for Counseling Sessions and Seminars — Register for a counseling session or seminar by logging in to your account and selecting “Schedule an Upcoming Meeting.” You can also cancel or reschedule a previous registration. Counseling session and seminar descriptions, dates and locations are available on the website under “During Your Career.”
  • Update Beneficiary Information — Review, add or change your beneficiaries. (In the event of your death, STRS Ohio will use your beneficiary designation information to determine the payment of benefits.)
  • Change Contact Information — Notify STRS Ohio of changes to your contact information (including address, phone and email address).

In Retirement

As an STRS Ohio benefit recipient you can access the following features using your Online Personal Account:

  • Benefit Recipient Check Details — Access your monthly, year-to-date and previous year’s benefit payment information, or search payment details for a specific range of dates.
  • Change Direct Deposit Information — Change your direct deposit account information for the checking, savings or investment account where your monthly benefit payment is deposited.
  • Benefit Recipient Information — Review your plan of payment, beneficiary, direct deposit and cost-of-living adjustment information.
  • Statement of Account — If you are reemployed and working in an STRS Ohio-contributing position, view year-by-year contributions to your reemployment account as well as withdrawal and benefit values.
  • Federal W-4 Tax Calculator — See how different deductions such as number of allowances and withholding additional tax impact the net amount of your monthly benefit payment. You can also review your current withholding information.
  • Change Tax Withholding — Update your federal tax withholding information, Ohio tax withholding information, or both.
  • Health Care Plan Options — Review available health care plan options and monthly premiums based on your personal information. You can also evaluate how your area of residence and the addition of coverage for your dependents impact your options and costs.
  • View Your Documents — When gathering documents for your annual tax return, you can view and print your 1099-R form (detailing your pension income for the previous year). You can also view confirmations of changes you make to your account.
  • Register for Seminars — Register for an STRS Ohio seminar by logging in to your account and selecting “Schedule an Upcoming Meeting.” You can also cancel or reschedule a previous registration. Seminar descriptions, dates and locations are available on the website under “Receiving Benefits.”
  • Change Contact Information — Notify STRS Ohio of changes to your contact information (including address, phone and email address).