Retirement Plans

Unsolicited contacts

Unsolicited contact from financial advisors may appear legitimate even if they are not approved retirement plan providers. Check the list of approved providers, or contact HR Connection, before responding. Some companies may attempt to mirror the look and feel of the university website. For example, the university is not affiliated with Rebel Financial, Retirement Expert, Pension Advisors, Pres Financial, Employee Retirement Advisors or The Veritas Group.

The Ohio State University supports the efforts of faculty and staff to plan a fulfilling, financially secure retirement. As part of its total rewards package, the university offers an array of retirement options to help you meet your financial goals. Retirement program eligibility is based on your appointment type (faculty, staff or student) and your full-time equivalency (FTE).

Mandatory Retirement Plan Options

Both you and the university contribute to your retirement account. Your contributions are made on a pre-tax basis; federal and state taxes are deferred until benefits are paid. Employees of Ohio public colleges and universities do not participate in the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. New employees are required to complete the Statement Concerning Your Employment in a Job Not Covered by Social Security form.  See the Social Security Impacts section below to learn more.

Retirement Overview for Faculty

Retirement Overview for Staff

Other Retirement Saving Options

Ohio State offers supplemental savings options to help faculty and staff plan for retirement.

Social Security Impacts

Retirement Options by Classification