MEMBER ACTION ALERT – House Voting Thursday On TRS-Care Funding!
The Texas House of Representatives is set to take the most important vote of the legislative session regarding TRS-Care! Click here to send an email to your representative encouraging them to fund TRS-Care! On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Texas House is scheduled to debate and vote on Senate Bill 1, the appropriations bill for […]
Senate State Affairs Discusses TRS-Care Bill
The Senate State Affairs Committee discussed a proposal today to make sweeping changes to TRS-Care, the state-run retiree health insurance program. Senate Bill 788 would eliminate TRS-Care 1, 2 and 3. The bill would require a high-deductible plan for participants under the age of 65 and a Medicare Advantage plan for all Medicare eligible participants. […]
TRTA Hosts Successful Convention and Day at the Capitol
The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) held its 64th Annual Convention this week in Austin on March 27-28, followed by a rousing day of advocacy at the Texas Capitol on March 29, where nearly 1,500 TRTA members and friends convened to rally and meet with their legislators. The convention was a two-day affair held at […]
TRTA 64th Annual Convention and Day at the Capitol Next Week! Member Action Alert Included!
Click here to send an email to your legislators inviting them to join TRTA for Day at the Capitol on March 29! The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is finalizing plans for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention to be held in Austin March 27-28, 2017. Nearly 1,000 retirees are registered for the event already, which […]
Senate Finance Committee Update: Proposed Budget Includes $311 Million Towards TRS-Care
The Senate Finance Committee met today, March 22, to finalize Senate Bill 1 (SB1). SB1 will determine the State’s general appropriations for the upcoming biennium. The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously, 15-0, to approve SB1 and send it to the Senate floor. Senator Jane Nelson, (R-Flower Mound) announced that SB1 will be presented to the […]
URGENT MEMBER ALERT: Bills Filed to Eliminate TRS Defined Benefit Plan!
Update: SB 1750 and 1751 did not advance out of committee. Thank you for your support! CLICK HERE to send an email to your legislators today, asking them to oppose legislation that eliminates the TRS defined benefit plan! *Editor’s Note: This story has been updated based on conversations with Senator Bettencourt. As the 85th Legislative […]
Watch Our New TRTATV Episode, Get Updated Information about SB 1750, 1751!
This has been a very busy week for Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) staff and members. During the past three days alone, members have sent more than 60,000 emails to the Texas Legislature! Thank you for your efforts to support the defined benefit plan and the TRS-Care health insurance program. There is new information coming […]
The March is On to TRTA Day at the Capitol!
The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is marching on the Texas Capitol grounds on Wednesday, March 29, with thousands of retirees ready to rally to Keep TRS-Care Affordable! Join us for this day of grassroots advocacy! This is your chance to make your voice heard and get your legislators thinking about you! If you want […]
Texas Senate Receives Testimony From Laura and John Arnold Foundation Vice-President, Josh McGee
The Texas Senate’s Committee on Nominations received testimony today from Josh McGee, who serves as the chair of the Pension Review Board (PRB). McGee was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to chair the board in November 2015, and has since been working in that role. The Committee on Nominations’ purpose is to decide whether or […]
The March is On: TRS Board of Trustees Elections
Elections are now underway to fill two seats on the Board of Trustees for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). The members elected to the Board of Trustees of TRS represent your interests! There are two open trustee positions: a Retiree seat and an At-Large seat. As a retiree you get to vote for […]