Eligibility & Enrollment

Review the Eligibility and Enrollment Guidelines for Health Care Coverage to find out if you are eligible to enroll in an STRS Ohio plan.

If eligibility requirements are met, you may enroll in a health care plan when you apply for STRS Ohio monthly benefits. After monthly benefits begin, you may apply for coverage if you experience a qualifying event.

You may also apply for coverage during open enrollment, which is offered in November each year for medical plans and once every two years for dental and vision plans. The next open enrollment for medical, dental and vision coverage begins Nov. 1, 2024, for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2025.