Get involved now with the only organization that advocates FOR you: TRTA! Did you know the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) is prohibited from lobbying on your behalf? Vital decisions that impact your pension fund and health insurance plans are dependent solely upon legislative action.
Formed in 1953, we are the largest retired educator organization in the country with more than 84,000 members! We work together to improve your retirement benefits.
During the 83rd Legislative Session, we convinced lawmakers to pass the first permanent cost-of-living increase since 2001. Senate Bill 1458 not only made the TRS pension fund actuarially sound, it also provided a 3 percent annual raise to 200,000 public education retirees.
In 2015, the TRS-Care health insurance program faced a shortfall of nearly $1 billion. TRTA members advocated before and during session to receive an additional $768 million for the plan and prevented premiums from increasing for 250,000 TRS-Care participants!
In 2017, our members worked even harder to prevent the TRS-Care program from being eliminated! Their efforts helped lower plan premiums and deductibles for all 270,000 participants.
TRTA fights to protect your hard-earned benefits every day. We support maintaining your defined benefit pension fund, your access to affordable, quality health care, and the right to receive Social Security benefits you have earned! Join TRTA today to fight with us!