Membership

Membership cost is just $35 per year, or $2.92 per month!

Join the only organization that’s advocating for your TRS retirement plan, the Texas Retired Teachers Association.

With more than 250 local chapters and 90,000 members, you’ll find support in every corner of the state.

What We’ve Accomplished

TRTA has a proven track record. In 2021, TRTA’s advocacy added $1 billion of new funding into the TRS pension fund! This legislative session we:

  • Worked with the Legislature to keep its promise of allocating $5 billion towards TRS.
  • Passed a Sunset bill that mandates TRS to be more responsive to member needs, creates an ombudsman at TRS, requires TRS to report bonuses for its investment team, and increases customer service in health care appeals.
  • Passed a Golden Ticket bill that allows retirees who left TRS-Care to rejoin!
  • Passed a return-to-work bill that requires TRS to alert educators before penalizing them for minor infractions.
  • Additionally, TRTA secured bills on tutoring and TRS contributions and a resolution to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
  • Now, TRTA is focused on repealing and fixing the horrible WEP and Government Pension Offset (GPO) in Congress!

What You Receive

TRTA also has more than 250 local chapters across the state. Local chapters are the backbone of the organization and provide a great outlet to connect with your fellow retired educators.

Our member benefits include discounts on dental and vision products with no waiting periods and year–round open enrollment. Other great benefits included professional liability insurance, discounts on hearing aids, car rentals and much more!

You also receive our quarterly news bulletin, The VOICE, which keeps our members up-to-date on the latest issues surrounding your retirement benefits. Additionally, you receive Tim Lee’s Inside Line, a weekly email newsletter with legislative updates.

Our voice matters in the Texas Legislature! Your membership supports our grassroots advocacy efforts!

2021-2022 Membership Form
(Fill online, print and mail to TRTA)

Association Dues Payroll Deduction Authorization TRS Form 593
(Please mail your completed TRS 593 form to TRTA, 313 E. 12th Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701.)

Member Benefits

TRTA Membership has advantages! TRTA offers a lot for a little. In addition to working for you in the Legislature, endorsed benefits and discounts are available to TRTA members. All TRTA member benefits have been studied, recommended by the TRTA Member Benefits Committee and adopted by the TRTA Board. Whether or not to use a benefit is entirely up to you. {{ vc_btn: title=Login+to+see+your+benefits%21&color=blue&size=lg&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fportal.trta.org%252F%7Ctitle%3ALogin%2520to%2520see%2520your%2520benefits%21 }}InsuranceLodgingSecurityTravelEntertainmentPrivacy NoticeInsurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Long & Short Term Care Life Insurance Medical Transport Hospital Indemnity Disability Accident Medicare Solutions Professional Liability Insurance Provided by John Barclay Lodging Drury Inn & Suites Rotating Set of...

Member Resources

Organizing a New Local ChapterMembership FormsChildren's Book Project FormsCommunity Volunteer Service FormsE. L. Galyean Service AwardIndividual Membership IncentiveInstallation of Officer ScriptsLocal Chapter FormsLocal Chapter PresidentOfficer Filing FormResource GuidesRetirement SeminarTreasurer FormsTRTA BylawsStilwell ResidenceTech ResourcesTRTA AppConvention 2022 PhotosOrganizing a New Local Chapter Organizing a New Local Chapter Packet Certificate of Affiliation Request and Tax Reporting Option Forms (Interactive) Local Chapter Standing Rules (Suggested) Membership Forms 2022-2023 Membership Form Association Dues Payroll Deduction Authorization TRS Form 593 (Please mail your completed TRS 593 form to TRTA, 313 E. 12th Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701.) Children's Book Project Forms Children’s Book Project: The...

TRTAPortal

TRTAPortal features all of the great features of TRTAConnect, PLUS: Expanded user access – Local President, First Vice President and Treasurer log in using individual member credentials No limit on number of submissions No more monthly deadlines Simplified data entry Members show as paid members as soon as dues are submitted, and more! After extensive testing with both TRTA staff members and Local Chapter Treasurers, we are excited for the system to launch. Before Treasurers begin accessing the system, please follow these very important and necessary steps! STEP 1: Watch the TRTAPortal Training Video by clicking here. STEP 2: View this...