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Hurricane Harvey Assistance

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) is raising funds to provide financial assistance for retired and active educators impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Donate to TRTF's Disaster Relief Fund online here! To learn more about help available for victims of the storm, please contact TRTF at help@trtf.org


Hear from TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee!

TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee will visit multiple local units this fall to speak about legislative changes affecting your retirement benefits! Don't miss this opportunity to hear from TRTA's chief lobbyist and advocacy leader. View Tim's schedule by clicking here. Check back as more dates are added. If you are not a member of the local where Tim is speaking, you can still attend! Just RSVP to the contact on the schedule.


TRTA Convention Room Reservations Now Open!

Reservations are now open for the TRTA 65th Annual Convention, to be held at La Cantera Resort and Spa located at 16641 La Cantera Parkway in San Antonio April 8-10, 2018.

The TRTA group rate is $149 per night. To reserve your room, please call 855.499.2960 and reference the code “TRD0718A” to receive the discounted TRTA rate. For online reservations, please click here. (Reservation limit: two rooms per person)

Click here to view the convention schedule.

Legislative Updates

Aetna Alternative Insurance Plans

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) has partnered with Aetna Healthcare to offer TRS-Care participants and spouses alternative health insurance options. To access the alternative options, use the following:

  • Visit the Aetna/TRTA offerings website online at www.healthspire.com/TRTA
  • Call 1.888.299.0919 (TTY: 711) between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday to speak to a health plan expert who can guide you through your choices between the TRS plan or an Aetna plan. Please note, Aetna's call center will be open this weekend. 
  • This offering is available for TRTA members only. If you need to check or update your membership, please call TRTA at 1.800.880.1650.
  • If you decide to opt out of TRS-Care retiree health insurance benefits, you will still need to inform TRS by calling 1.888.237.6762. Press #6 to get to TRS-Care.  
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