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 […]

TRS Releases More Information on Medicare Advantage Programs

(Your next packet of information is in the mail, or you may read it now by clicking on the links provided by TRTA) TRS-Care 2 Enrollees ||| TRS-Care 3 Enrollees The incorporation of the new TRS Medicare Advantage Plan is a big change for many TRS-Care participants. Some TRTA members eagerly are awaiting the cost […]

TRS Posts Official Information on New Prescription and Medicare Advantage Plans

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) has posted the official information resource about the new prescription drug and Medicare Advantage plans on their web site. You can see this document by clicking here. TRS retirees will be receiving this information brochure in the mail very soon. In addition, TRS is working on a schedule […]

TRS Meeting Underway: Pension Benefit Study, TRS-Care Among Many Issues Being Discussed

Update on TRS-Care Medicare Advantage Option Many TRTA members expressed concern and shared questions with us regarding the potential changes to the TRS-Care health insurance program. Betsey Jones, Director of Health Care Policy for TRS, was kind enough to review a list of those questions compiled by TRTA and respond to them. What are the […]

Primaries are Over, but the Need to Educate is More Important than Ever!

Now that the Texas primaries are behind us, many people think it is time for a summer break and that we can resume political conversations in the fall. However, TRTA members know the value of utilizing the months before the general election to educate candidates about our issues! The lobby to eliminate defined benefit pension […]

Memorial Day Thanks, and a Call to Action–Vote!

On behalf of the TRTA Board of Directors and the TRTA staff, I want to wish all of you a happy Memorial Day. We want to thank all of you who have not only served in our public classrooms, but to say a special “Thank You” to those who have also served in our armed […]