Texas Retired Teacher Foundation Nearing Fundraising Goal!

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF), the charitable arm of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), would like to thank all of our members and friends for their generous donations this holiday season. As our members may know, November was designated by the TRTA Board of Directors as Foundation Month, a time to increase awareness […]

Questions and Concerns About Enrolling in the New TRS Humana MA Plan

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is receiving many calls and emails regarding a letter that was sent out on November 25 about the transition from Aetna Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan to Humana MA. As our members may recall, a decision was made by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees over […]

TRS Board Meets to Discuss Condition of Pension Fund, Legislative Study on Health Care

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees met this week on December 1 to discuss topics such as the actuarial valuation of the pension fund, the current state of the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program, and the conclusions provided by the Legislative Interim Study Group regarding retiree health care. Board Chairman David […]

TRTF Making A Difference: Teacher Grants In Action

Allen Hubbard lives for the excitement of the classroom. When students walk through the door, Hubbard’s infectious energy sparks the curiosity of his students’ budding minds. As a physics teacher at Akins High School in Austin, Texas, Hubbard manages the thin line between education and frenzy as he works to instill his passion into the […]

Happy Thanksgiving from TRTA and TRTF!

Dear TRTA Members and Supporters, This is the time of year to reflect and be appreciative of those who have been a special part of our lives! The TRTA Board of Directors and the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) Board of Trustees are so very thankful for the time you spend volunteering for the Texas […]

TRS-Care Study Group Releases Its Interim Report, Changes Likely Imminent For TRS-Care

The TRS-Care Study Group released its report today on the TRS-Care shortfall in a 200-page report. The report features letters from legislators, recommendations on the future of TRS-Care and background information. The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) will have a comprehensive overview for our members by tomorrow. You can access the report here. The basis […]

Breaking: Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints TRS-Care Study Group Senators

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed three Senators to the TRS-Care Study Group today: Joan Huffman (R-Houston) Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) Without any changes, TRS-Care is slated to be short more than $700 million in FY 2018 and $2.9 billion in FY 2020. The Study Group will be working with TRTA and […]

TRTA at the Texas Public Policy Foundation: Defending Your Public Pension Plan!

On Thursday, November 10, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) attended and spoke during the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) event Rethinking Retirement: Solutions to Secure Texas’ Public Pension Plans. Representing TRTA on two separate panels were Executive Director Tim Lee and Retirement Consultant and former Executive Director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas […]

Welcome to Foundation Month

Foundation Month, designated by the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) Board of Directors as November, is a time to increase awareness of our charitable partner organization’s programs, good deeds, and plans for the future! Foundation Month is also when the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) makes its annual call for donations. It is a time […]