Board Approves Health Care Premiums for 2023; 96% of Current Enrollees Will Have Lower Premiums
Posted: June 17, 2022
The Retirement Board approved health care premiums for the 2023 plan year that will result in lower premiums for about 96% of plan enrollees. STRS Ohio staff shared that premiums will be at least $20 lower per month for about 104,000 current plan enrollees. The lower cost is due to a board-approved increase in the health care subsidy, lower-than-expected health care claims and increased revenue from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services for STRS Ohio’s Medicare Advantage plans.
STRS Retirement Board Election Results
On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the results of the State Teachers Retirement Board election were certified by a board of tellers appointed by the State Teachers Retirement Board and Election Services Company — the independent firm administering the election. The results of the election for the two contributing member seats on the Retirement Board are as follows:
- Julie Sellers, 19,030 votes
- Steven Foreman, 15,247 votes
- Jeffrey Rhodes, 10,494 votes
- Robert A. McFee, 9,817 votes
- Write-Ins, 319 votes
The results of the election for the retired member seat on the Retirement Board are as follows:
- Elizabeth Jones, 24,983 votes
- Rita J. Walters, 21,229 votes
- Write-Ins, 222 votes
The term of office for Steven Foreman, Elizabeth Jones and Julie Sellers will begin on Sept. 1, 2022, and will end on Aug. 31, 2026.
Retirement Board Approves Benefit Plan Improvements That Benefit Both Active and Retired Educators
A one-time 3% cost-of-living increase (COLA) will be paid to eligible benefit recipients. The COLA will be implemented as applied under current Ohio statute. The approved changes take effect on July 1, 2022. See minutes attached in News Section.
The Richland Count Retired Teachers Association (RCRTA) is offering grants to teachers in the public and parochial schools
in Richland County. Awards of up to $200 will be given as needed throughout the school year, as long as funds are available. The grant program is open to any academic discipline, grade level, or building activity that meets the needs of the students. Interested teachers should complete the application.
Updated March 2020
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