TRTA Policy Discussion: TRS Care, Day 5

Today, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) continues its discussion about the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) sustainability study of the retiree health insurance program TRS-Care. In our first Inside Line article about the TRS-Care study, we reviewed Option 1: Pre-funding the long-term liability. We also discussed Option 2: Funding on a pay-as-you-go basis […]

TRTA Policy Discussion: TRS Care, Day 3

Today, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) continues its discussion about the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) sustainability study of the retiree health insurance program TRS-Care. In our first Inside Line article about the TRS-Care study, we reviewed Option 1: Pre-funding the long-term liability. Our second article covered Option 2: Funding on a pay-as-you-go […]

TRTA Policy Discussion: TRS Care, Day 4

Today, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) continues its discussion about the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) sustainability study of the retiree health insurance program TRS-Care. In our first Inside Line article about the TRS-Care study, we reviewed Option 1: Pre-funding the long-term liability. We also discussed Option 2: Funding on a pay-as-you-go basis […]

Good News and What’s Ahead

Last week, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) held its regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees to discuss various issues, including the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program and the TRS-Active Care active employee health insurance plan. Good News The TRS staff shared some good, if not great, news with the trustees. The […]

TRTA Policy Discussion: TRS Care, Day 2

Today, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) continues its discussion about the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) sustainability study about the retiree health insurance program TRS-Care. In our first Inside Line article about the TRS-Care study, we reviewed Option 1: Pre-fund the long-term liability. Today, we move on to Option 2: Fund on a […]

TRTA Policy Discussion: TRS Care, Day 1

Special Note from Tim Lee, TRTA Executive Director—I am sorry to say this, but this is a LONG and somewhat complex update. The TRS-Care crisis is here, and TRTA is acting now to inform our members and ready them for the coming legislative session. TRTA members and all future TRS retirees need to know what […]

Primary Election Results Are In!

After weeks of discussion, speculation and political advertisements, the Primary Election cycle of the Texas elections process has come to an end. On Tuesday, May 27, the Primary Runoff Election finalized the selection of candidates from all parties for many statewide positions, Congressional seats, and several Texas Senate and Texas House seats. These candidates will […]

Primary Runoff Elections: Voting Day!

Voting for the Texas Primary Runoff Elections is today, May 27! Members and friends, if you did not cast your vote during last week’s early voting period, please get out and vote TODAY! Many elections in Texas are determined during the Primary Election, NOT during the November General Election! Your vote now is VITAL. Please […]

Primary Runoff Elections: Final Day of Early Voting!

The final day of early voting for the Texas Primary Runoff Elections is today, May 23! Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no early voting on Monday, May 26. Members and friends, if you have not voted in the Primary Runoff Election already, please do so today or vote next Tuesday, May […]

Primary Runoff Elections: Early Voting Continues!

Early voting for the Primary Runoff Elections continues today and through the end of the week! Last week, we shared information with members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) that included six basic rules for voting. If you did not read that article, please do so today! Above all, do not wait to get […]