STRS Ohio News

New Online Services Available to Retirees and Reemployed Retirees

STRS Ohio now offers new online applications for service retirees and reemployed retirees.

Service retirees who chose a joint and survivor plan of payment that allows the retiree to “pop-up” to a Single Life Annuity plan if their beneficiary predeceases them, may apply for this change online. Service retirees may also change their plan of payment online due to divorce and marriage if the plan of payment permits that option.

Reemployed retirees who have stopped working can apply online to receive lump-sum payments or monthly benefits from their reemployed retiree accounts. To make application online, log in to your Online Personal Account or create an account here.

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Tax Information Available Online or by Mail in January

STRS Ohio will have 1099-R forms for 2017 prepared in January 2018. This form details your 2017 pension distribution for use in calculating your income taxes. The form will be available through the password-protected Online Personal Account section of the STRS Ohio website. The Online Personal Account provides secure, convenient online access. To request a password, follow these instructions or call toll-free 888‑227‑7877. The forms will be mailed by the end of January 2018. To save STRS Ohio printing and mailing costs, you can opt out of the mailing by logging in to your personal account and updating your correspondence preferences.

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Retirement Board Chair, Vice Chair Named

The State Teachers Retirement Board elected Robert Stein (retired teacher member) as its vice chair for the coming year. According to Board Policies, contributing member Mark Hill (Worthington City Schools, Franklin County), who was previously serving as vice chair, automatically moves into the position of chair. Stein and Hill assumed their new responsibilities on Sept. 1, 2017. Board members receive no compensation for serving on the Retirement Board other than reimbursement for actual, necessary expenses.

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