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:

  • View Account Information — Review details such as your retirement plan selection, years of service credit and designated primary beneficiary.
  • Change Contact Information — Notify STRS Ohio of changes to your home address, phone and email address to make sure you continue to receive important STRS Ohio news and information.
  • Update Beneficiary Information — Review and update your beneficiary information, used by STRS Ohio in the event of your death to determine the payment of benefits to your survivors.
  • Make Your Plan Selection or Reselection — Make your new member STRS Ohio retirement plan selection. Defined Contribution Plan and Combined Plan participants can also make their plan reselection during their fifth year of membership.
  • Make a Benefits Counseling Appointment — To make your appointment, select “Schedule an Upcoming Meeting.” You can also cancel or reschedule a previous appointment.
  • View Your Documents — View important documents such as current and past annual statements, service retirement estimates and confirmations of changes to your account.
  • Upload Important Documents — Provide personal documents to STRS Ohio securely and safely. Upload documents such as power of attorney and guardianship papers, as well as birth, death or marriage certificates, and many others.
  • Calculate Retirement Benefits — Obtain estimates of your retirement benefits using your current STRS Ohio account information. Calculators are also available to estimate disability benefits, survivor benefits, W-4 tax withholding and retiree health care premiums.
  • Apply for Service Retirement* — Complete, submit and print your retirement application. You can also change your selections before submitting and check the status of the processing of your application.
  • Estimate Health Care Costs** — Review retirement health care plan options and estimate costs based on your retirement date, years of service credit and coverage for your eligible dependents.
  • View Purchasable Service* — After certifying your purchasable credit, view the total amount of service you’re eligible to purchase.
  • Update Correspondence Choices — Update your preference for receiving paper or electronic versions of specific STRS Ohio publications — such as your annual statement and STRS Ohio newsletters.

*Defined Benefit Plan participants only.

**Defined Benefit Plan and Combined Plan participants.

In Retirement

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

  • Change Contact Information — Notify STRS Ohio of changes to your home address, phone and email address to make sure you continue to receive important STRS Ohio news and information.
  • Access Account Information — Review your plan of payment, beneficiary, direct deposit and death benefit information.
  • View Benefit Payment Details — Access your monthly, year-to-date and previous year’s benefit payment information.
  • Update Direct Deposit Information — Change the checking, savings or investment account where your monthly benefit payment is deposited.
  • View Your Documents — Access important documents, such as your 1099-R tax form and confirmations of changes to your account.
  • Upload Important Documents — Provide personal documents to STRS Ohio securely and safely. Upload documents such as power of attorney and guardianship papers, as well as birth, death or marriage certificates, and many others.
  • Estimate Health Care Plan Costs* — Review available health care plan options and monthly premiums based on your personal information, area of residence and coverage for eligible dependents.
  • Enroll in or Change Health Care Coverage* — Change health care plans, add coverage or cancel enrollment during the annual open-enrollment period held every November.
  • Submit Medicare Information* — After reaching Medicare eligibility and enrolling, provide proof of enrollment (required by STRS Ohio).
  • Verify Employment Status* — Non-Medicare enrollees must verify their employment status and access to employer health care coverage.
  • Estimate Federal Tax Withholdings — Use the W-4 Tax Withholding Calculator to see how different deductions impact the net amount of your monthly benefit payment. You can also review and update your federal and Ohio tax withholding information.
  • Update Beneficiary Information — Review and update your beneficiary information, used by STRS Ohio in the event of your death to determine the payment of death benefits.
  • View Your Annual Statement of Account — If you are reemployed and working in an STRS Ohio-contributing position, view account contributions as well as withdrawal and benefit estimates.
  • Update Correspondence Choices — Update your preference for receiving paper or electronic versions of specific STRS Ohio publications — such as STRS Ohio newsletters.

*Defined Benefit Plan and Combined Plan participants.

Online Personal Account Registration

Accessing your secure Online Personal Account requires a user name and password. To register, click here.

When you apply for retirement, you will not be able to view the account features for a retired member until STRS Ohio has completed the processing of your Service Retirement Application. Until then, you will continue to see the active member account features when you log in to your account.