Member Education Opportunities

Education Is Key to a Secure Retirement

Financial security is about more than building a nest egg — it’s about preparing for the unexpected. STRS Ohio programs can help you maximize your retirement income, understand Medicare and learn more about your health care plan. See below for more details about post-retirement programs we offer throughout the state. Come join us!

Understanding Your Health Care Plan

(Defined Benefit and Combined Plan participants)

This program will help you understand:

  • Hospital, medical and prescription drug coverage
  • Health care plans offered through the STRS Ohio Health Care Program
  • Ways to manage your health care expenses
Understanding Your Health Care Plan* (1–3 p.m.) Registration Begins
Cleveland/Westlake Jan. 23 Dec. 10
Columbus Jan. 30 Dec. 17
Cincinnati Feb. 20 Jan. 7
Perrysburg Feb. 27 Jan. 14
Canton March 6 Jan. 22
Cleveland/Beachwood March 13 Jan. 28
Dayton March 20 Feb. 4
Athens May 8 March 25
Youngstown/Boardman May 22 April 8

*Dates and locations are subject to change.

Retiree Series

(Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution and Combined Plan participants)

This series features annually changing topics pertaining to retirees. The 2019 topic, “Estate Planning,” will provide information about:

  • Wills, trusts, the probate process and estate taxes
  • Financial powers of attorney and the need for health care directives
  • Medicaid planning and various health care benefits for veterans
Retiree Series* (1–4 p.m.) Registration Begins
Canton Jan. 17 Dec. 3
Cleveland/Westlake Jan. 24 Dec. 10
Columbus Jan. 31 Dec. 17
Dayton Feb. 7 Dec. 26
Perrysburg Feb. 28 Jan. 14
Cleveland/Beachwood March 14 Jan. 28
Athens March 28 Feb. 11
Cincinnati April 4 Feb. 18
Strongsville April 25 March 11
Akron May 2 March 18
Cambridge May 16 April 1
Columbus May 23 April 8

*Dates and locations are subject to change.

Medicare Enrollment and STRS Ohio

(Defined Benefit and Combined Plan participants)

This program provides an overview of Medicare, including:

  • Medicare Parts A & B
  • When and how to enroll
  • How Medicare affects your STRS Ohio health care plan
Medicare Enrollment and STRS Ohio* (6–8 p.m.) Registration Begins
Cleveland/Westlake Jan. 23 Dec. 10
Columbus Jan. 30 Dec. 17
Cincinnati Feb. 20 Jan. 7
Perrysburg Feb. 27 Jan. 14
Canton March 6 Jan. 22
Cleveland/Beachwood March 13 Jan. 28
Dayton March 20 Feb. 4
Athens May 8 March 25
Youngstown/Boardman May 22 April 8

*Dates and locations are subject to change. Also available throughout the year as a webinar.

Webinar: Medicare Enrollment and STRS Ohio

This online program covers the same topics as the meeting, but offers the convenience of attending via computer or mobile device. Advance registration is required and can be completed online. This webinar lasts approximately one hour and is offered at either 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. as specified in the schedule below.

Jan. 7 5 p.m.
Jan. 16 1 p.m.
Feb. 4 5 p.m.
Feb. 13 1 p.m.
March 4 5 p.m.
March 27 1 p.m.
April 1 5 p.m.
April 17 1 p.m.
May 6 5 p.m.
May 15 1 p.m.
June 3 5 p.m.
June 19 1 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for a seminar?

Advance registration is required and begins 45 days prior to all seminar dates. Space is limited and registration is first-come. You can register via your Online Personal Account or by calling STRS Ohio at 888‑227‑7877 (toll-free).

May I bring a guest to a seminar?

Yes. However, space is often limited, so we ask that members bring no more than one guest, please.

How much do the seminars cost?

Seminars are offered at no cost to members and their guests.

How do I cancel my registration?

You can cancel your registration either online or by calling 888‑227‑7877.

Where can I find more information?

You'll find a list of upcoming meetings, locations, dates, times and links to further information on the Receiving Benefits Seminars page.

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