TRTF Continues to Provide Disaster Relief Aid to Retired and Active School Employees

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF), the charitable partner organization of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), expresses its sincere gratitude to our generous TRTA members for their recent donations to the Disaster Relief program. The Disaster Relief program assists retired and active school personnel experiencing critical losses or damage to homes and property caused […]

Prepare for the May Primary Runoff Elections!

We are starting our Spring Membership Drive! Please show your support by joining or renewing with the ONLY organization that’s advocating for your TRS retirement plan, the Texas Retired Teachers Association! Members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), the May Primary Runoff Elections are fast approaching! Your vote in the Primary Runoff Election is even […]

TRS to Reduce Medicare Advantage Premiums and Offer Open Enrollment Opportunity

We are starting our Spring Membership Drive! Please show your support by joining or renewing with the ONLY organization that’s advocating for your TRS retirement plan, the Texas Retired Teachers Association! The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees is developing a plan to lower health care premiums for retirees who are age 65 […]

TRTA Hosts Successful 69th Convention

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS To access the speaker presentations, click here. PHOTO ALBUMS Please enjoy a photo album of the festivities by clicking here. Please enjoy a photo album created by AMBA by clicking here. The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) hosted its 69th Convention in Corpus Christi April 15-17 at the American Bank Center. Approximately 740 […]

Elva Garcia Receives 2024 E.L. Galyean Award

TRTA is pleased to announce the 2024 E.L. Galyean Award recipient Elva Garcia of TRTA District 2. This award recognizes a TRTA member for outstanding and unusual service on the state level to TRTA and its members. The award also serves as a constant reminder of the distinctive quality of committed service rendered by Mr. […]

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Requests TRS to Make Health Care Program Improvements

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees requesting that premiums for the TRS-Care Medicare Advantage program be reduced. Additionally, Patrick is asking the Board to create a one-time re-enrollment opportunity for retired educators who have left the Medicare Advantage program. “TRS’ leadership […]

Recap of the April 16, 2024 GPO and WEP Subcommittee Hearing

The U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a meeting today in Washington, D.C. discussing the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). The meeting’s replay is available here. Led by Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Drew Ferguson (GA), the hearing examined the intended purpose, shortcomings, and alternatives of both WEP […]

REMINDER: Congressional Hearing on WEP and GPO Scheduled Today at 2 P.M.

A congressional hearing to discuss the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) has been scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Central. The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) and its national coalition partners are engaging in this hearing process by communicating with congressional leaders and will also provide written […]

Congressional Hearing on WEP and GPO Scheduled for April 16

A congressional hearing to discuss the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Central. The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) and its national coalition partners are engaging in this hearing process by communicating with congressional leaders and will also provide written testimony. […]