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Ohio Retirement for Teachers Association

Fighting for Ohio's teachers since 1947!

ORTA advocates for the pensions and benefits of Ohio's active and retired educators; demands accountability from the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio; and lobbies Ohio's legislators to provide a strong and sustainable retirement system for all Ohio educators, Pre-K through higher education. We rely on membership dues to continue our work.

ORTA Chapter of the Month

Hamilton County is the home of the Cincinnati Zoo Botanical Garden and the Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association. Founded in 1947, HCRTA provides a variety of activities and services to its members and the community. HCRTA awards scholarships to young men and women who are pursuing a degree in education.

Featured Post!

Appeals court orders reinstatement of ousted teachers pension board member!


A state appeals court on Thursday unanimously found that Gov. Mike DeWine did not have the authority to remove teachers pension board member and investment expert Wade Steen in mid-term and ordered his reinstatement.

AMBA Webinars 2024

ORTA has partnered with AMBA to offer a series of short webinars about important topics like long term care, Medicare, medical transportation, and more. The talks are educational and informative. Retirees often tell us that they are thankful for the overview and knowledge they gain. Join us for the next one, and invite a friend! 

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  • April: Emergency Transportaion Issues in Ohio

  • May: Preparing for Summer - Discounts

  • June: All About Your Dental and Vision Plans

  • July: All About Long Term Care

  • August: Protecting Your Nest Egg

  • September: Life 101

  • October: The Basics of Medicare

  • November: All About Long Term Care

  • December: Holiday Discounts for ORTA members

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ORTA advocates for the pensions and benefits of Ohio's educators, demands accountability from STRS Ohio, and lobbies Ohio's legislators to provide a strong and sustainable retirement system. We rely on membership dues to continue our work.

Pension Defense Fund

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ORTA has started a fund to develop resources for legal and professional assistance in fighting for Ohio's teachers. The first action from the Pension Defense Fund will be to support Wade Steen's legal battle to be reinstated to the STRS Ohio Board. 

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