TRS Accepting RSVPs for Health Care Information Seminars

Published date: 9/11/2017

As the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) reported recently, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) has established a plan for informing plan participants about changes to TRS-Care, including the start and end dates for the much-anticipated in-person retiree seminars that will begin in October.

The original plan was for TRS to have 88 meetings over 40 days, but those plans have since been altered due to Hurricane Harvey. Due to flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas, many event centers are not available for in-person sessions. TRS has added webinars for those unable to attend one of the in-person sessions.

TRS has released the schedule for these seminars, and retirees will have the opportunity to RSVP via telephone starting today, September 11, 2017. Please view the charts below as well for dates and times. TRS released this flyer to inform plan participants about the coming changes to TRS-Care.

How to RSVP to In-Person Seminars

Seating is limited, so be sure to sign up to attend a free session to learn more about your TRS-Care benefits. Please call 1-800-850-1992 (TTY: 711) Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Central time. 

In-Person Seminars Schedule

TRS and its health plan partners are holding information sessions on the 2018 TRS-Care changes throughout the state and online. RSVP is required. Please call 1-800-850-1992 (TTY: 711) to RSVP to an in-person seminar.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two different sessions at each seminar for participants with and without Medicare. Every seminar location will offer a morning session and an afternoon session for both Medicare-eligible participants and non-Medicare participants (except the Lufkin and Nacogdoches locations which will host morning sessions only).

Morning Sessions (The Same Schedule Is Used for Every In-Person Morning Seminar)

2018 Health Benefits for Participants with Medicare

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

TRS – Opening

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Humana – TRS-Care Medicare Advantage Plan (medical)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

SilverScript – TRS-Care Medicare Rx (prescription)

2018 Health Benefits for Participants without Medicare

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Aetna and CVS Caremark - TRS-Care Standard Plan (medical and prescription benefits)

Afternoon Sessions (The Same Schedule Is Used for Every In-Person Afternoon Seminar)

2018 Health Benefits for Participants with Medicare

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

TRS – Opening

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Humana – TRS-Care Medicare Advantage Plan (medical)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

SilverScript – TRS-Care Medicare Rx (prescription)

2018 Health Benefits for Participants without Medicare

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Aetna and CVS Caremark - TRS-Care Standard Plan (medical and prescription benefits)

In-Person Seminars, Arranged by Date (UPDATED: 10/17/17)

Date

Time

Cities

Venue Name

Venue Address

9-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Amarillo

Amarillo ESC – Region 16

5800 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109

9-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Beaumont /Port Arthur

MCM Elegante Hotel

2355 I-10 South, Beaumont, TX 77705

9-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls ESC Region 9

301 Loop 11, Wichita Falls, TX 76306

10-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Lubbock / Plainview

Lubbock ESC Region 17

1111 West Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79416

10-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Sherman / Dennison / Bonham / Paris

Hilton Garden Inn Denison / Sherman at Texoma Event Center

5015 US 75, Denison, TX 75020

11-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Odessa / Midland

MCM Grande Fundome Hotel

6201 East Business 20, Odessa, Texas 79762

11-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Denton / Lewisville

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas / Lewisville

785 State Highway 121, Lewisville, TX 75067

12-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

San Angelo

Pearl on the Concho Historic Hotel

333 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo, TX 76903

12-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

DFW Mid-Cities

Holiday Inn DFW West

3005 West Airport Freeway, Bedford, TX 76021

13-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Garland / Richardson

Richardson ESC – Region 10

904 Abrams Road, Richardson, TX 75081

13-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Abilene

Abilene ESC – Region 14

1850 Highway 351, Abilene, TX 79601

16-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Tyler / Athens

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center

3310 Troup Highway, Tyler TX 75701

16-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Arlington

Sheraton Arlington Hotel

1500 Convention Center Dr, Arlington, TX 76011

17-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Tyler / Athens

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center

3310 Troup Highway, Tyler TX 75701

17-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Granbury / Stephenville

Granbury Resort Conference Center

621 East Pearl Street, Granbury, TX 76048

18-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Bryan / College Station / Brenham

Brazos County Exposition Complex

5827 Leonard Road, Bryan, TX 77807

18-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Dallas (SE)

Mesquite Convention Center

1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149

19-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Lufkin

Shelton’s Place

3603 FM 2108, Lufkin, TX 75901

19-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Conroe / Huntsville

The Springs Event Venue in Lake Conroe

14135 Laramie Trail, Montgomery, TX 77316

19-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Dallas / Duncanville

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas / Duncanville

800 North Main Street, Duncanville, TX 75116

20-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Fort Worth

 Fort Worth ESC Region 11

1451 South Cherry Lane, White Settlement, TX 76108

20-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

El Paso

Raddison Hotel – El Paso Airport

1770 Airway Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925

23-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Weslaco

The Hynes Event Center at Lano Grande

2215 East West Blvd, Mercedes, TX 78570

23-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Waco

Extraco Events Center

4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 76710

24-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Weslaco

The Hynes Event Center at Lano Grande

2215 East West Blvd, Mercedes, TX 78570

24-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Round Rock

United Heritage Center at Dell Diamond

3400 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664

25-Oct

9AM-12PM

McAllen

McAllen Convention Center

700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501

25-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Austin

Texas Old Town

1205 Roland Lane, Kyle, TX 78640

26-Oct

9AM-12PM

Greenville

Fletcher Warren Civic Center

5501 Business Hwy 69 S, Greenville, TX 75402

26-Oct

9AM-12PM

Laredo

Embassy Suites by Hilton Laredo

110 Calle Del Norte Dr, Laredo TX 78041

26-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Austin

Austin Marriott South

4415 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78744

27-Oct

9AM-12PM

Austin

Austin Marriott South

4415 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78744

30-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Kerrville / Fredericksburg

Inn of the Hills Resort & Conference Center

1001 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028

30-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Clear Lake / League City / Galveston County

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

3000 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058

30-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Richmond / Rosenberg / Wharton & Fort Bend County

Safari Texas Ranch

11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407

31-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

San Antonio

Braden Keller Community Center / David DeCock Gym

1410 Amelia Street, Castroville, Tx 78009

31-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Pasadena

Pasadena Convention Center

7902 East Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77505

31-Oct

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Katy

Powerhouse Church

1818 Katyland Drive, Katy, TX 77493

1-Nov

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

San Antonio

Hyatt Regency Hill Country

9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251

2-Nov

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

San Antonio

San Antonio Shrine Auditorium

901 North Loop 1604, Antonio, TX 78232

2-Nov

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Corpus Christi / Alice

Mansion Royal

8001 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

3-Nov

9AM-12PM

Victoria

Victoria Community Center

2905 North St Victoria, TX 77902

3-Nov

9AM-12PM

El Paso

Radisson Hotel – El Paso Airport

1770 Airway Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925

6-Nov

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Humble

Humble Civic Center

8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77338

7-Nov

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Houston

Sterling Banquet Hall

5701 Bingle Road, Houston, TX 77092

8-Nov

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Tomball

4 Corners Conference Center

130 Agg Rd, Tomball, TX 77375

9-Nov

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

Houston / Bush Airport

Marriott Houston North

255 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, TX 77060

 

Online Webinar Schedules

Non-Medicare Webinars

If you’re unable to attend an in-person event, join TRS for one of its webinar sessions about the benefits for participants without Medicare who will have coverage through the TRS-Care Standard plan. TRS, Aetna and CVS Caremark will participate and can answer your questions about the 2018 benefits. Register for an online webinar here.

Non-Medicare Webinar Schedule

Date

Time

Oct. 17

10:00 a.m.

Oct. 19

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 24

10:00 a.m.

Oct. 26

10:00 a.m.

Oct. 31

2:00 p.m.

Nov. 7

10:00 a.m.

Nov. 8

2:00 p.m.

Nov. 9

10:00 a.m.

Medicare Webinars

If you’re unable to attend an in-person event, join TRS for one of its webinar sessions about the benefits for participants with Medicare who will have coverage through TRS-Care Medicare Advantage and TRS-Care Medicare Rx. TRS, Humana and SilverScript will participate and can answer your questions about the 2018 benefits.

Register for an online presentation on Humana’s website and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to sign in and view the live online presentation and Q&A session.

Medicare Webinar Schedule

Date

Time

Oct. 17

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 19

10:00 a.m.

Oct. 24

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 26

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 31

10:00 a.m.

Nov. 7

2:00 p.m.

Nov. 8

10:00 a.m.

Nov. 9

2:00 p.m.

Thank You

Thank you for your membership to TRTA. If you know a retiree who is not yet a member of TRTA, please encourage them to join.
 
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