The Texas Senate Finance Committee is set to hear testimony on costs surrounding the state-run teacher retirement health care program, TRS-Care, on Wednesday, February 1. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m.

The Executive Director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), Tim Lee, will be testifying on behalf of retirees.

If you are a TRS-Care participant, please complete this anonymous survey. With enough participation, TRTA will be able to provide the committee with more information about the impact of funding TRS-Care.

Please complete the survey by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31. If you have any difficulty completing the survey, please contact Roy Varney, TRTA’s Multimedia Specialist, at roy@trta.org.

Connect With Your Legislators On Social Media

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) has created a special Senate budget workgroup to discuss rising health care costs for TRS, ERS, Medicaid and other state-vested health care systems. TRTA encourages all of our members to follow the committee members on social media. Here are links to connect with these legislators:

Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) – FacebookTwitter

Joan Huffman (R-Houston) – FacebookTwitter

Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) – FacebookTwitter

Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) – Twitter

Kirk Watson (D-Austin) – FacebookTwitter

John Whitmire (D-Houston) – Twitter

Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) is not on Facebook or Twitter.

Thank You

Thank you for your membership to TRTA. If you are not yet a member, we need you to help us protect your retirement security. Please join TRTA today!

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