TRTA Update September 15, 2012

TRTA Helps Lead a United Front Defending TRS Benefits Associations Testify in Favor of Maintaining Pension and Health Care Benefits The House Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services Committee (PIFS) met this week to discuss their interim charge on the Teacher Retirement System and other statewide, county, and municipal retirement programs. TRTA expected an attack on […]

Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee to Meet Next Week

Many TRTA members are interested in the legislatively mandated studies completed by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) last week. The full report can be read by clicking here. TRS began working on the studies at the end of the 82nd legislative session in 2011. The Texas Legislature directed TRS to research the impacts […]

TRS Releases Final Pension Design, TRS-Care Studies

Important Study Finds TRS DB Plan is Best Model The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) released two legislatively mandated studies on the pension fund’s plan design and the retiree healthcare program, TRS-Care. Both studies had a required completion date of September 1, 2012. You can read them in full on the TRS website by […]

Important Announcement about Medicare Advantage

TRTA Working to Help You! The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) has coordinated with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and Aetna to assist TRS members eligible for the new TRS Medicare Advantage plan. We have heard from many of our members concerned about whether or not their doctors will take the new plan. […]

TRS Makes Budget Pitch

TRTA to Legislature…Now is the time to adequately fund programs! Today, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) presented its 2014-2015 budget request to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and the Governor’s Office of Budget Planning and Policy (GOBPP). The LBB is a permanent joint committee of the Texas Legislature that develops budget and policy […]

Medicare Advantage Explained

TRTA is Live at the first Aetna Presentation on Medicare Advantage Plans The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) is preparing to enroll thousands of TRS-Care 2 and 3 participants into the new Medicare Advantage plan. TRS-Care participants that are Medicare A and B eligible will be automatically enrolled in the new Medicare Advantage plan. […]

TRS 75th Anniversary Celebration

House Committee to Meet about TRS Benefits Mark your calendar for September 12, 2012. In one month, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) will be celebrated for their 75 years of service to public education personnel and the state of Texas! TRTA and friends of TRS are hosting a special TRS 75th anniversary dinner […]

TRTA and TRTF Release Legacy Video

Update on the TRTA 59th Annual Convention Last week, over 1,000 public education retirees met in Houston at the Westin Galleria for the 59th Annual Texas Retired Teachers Association Convention! The convention is held in a different city each year, and serves as our opportunity to train officers and committee chairman from all 260 local […]

TRS Announces Medicare Advantage Seminars

See Below for Dates and Locations Near You! The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) has released information about the upcoming Medicare Advantage seminars. TRTA members and all TRS-Care participants can make plans now to attend one of these information sessions. TRS has assured us that they will do all they can to provide you […]