The Texas Retired Teachers Association’s (TRTA) Executive Director Tim Lee will host a video discussion with Katrina Daniel about the state of TRS-Care. Daniel serves as the Chief Health Care Officer for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). The video will be posted on Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m. to TRTA’s website and Facebook page.

You won’t want to miss this important discussion about the impending changes to the state-run retiree health insurance program, TRS-Care. As TRTA reported earlier in February, TRS-Care is switching providers in January 2021.

BlueCross BlueShield will provide service for TRS-Care Standard and TRS-ActiveCare. United Healthcare will provide service for Medicare Advantage. If you’re a retired educator under age 65, your TRS-Care provider will be BlueCross BlueShield. If you’re a retired educator over age 65, your Medicare Advantage provider will be United Healthcare.

The change to the new vendors for retirees will not go into effect until January 1, 2021, but we know many retirees have questions about their benefits that they need answered now. (Please note that active educators will transition on September 1, 2020).

Your support is incredibly important during this turbulent time. TRTA is very active in pursuing the best improvements for retiree benefits. If you’re not yet a member, please consider joining our fight today! If you haven’t already, be sure to like TRTA on Facebook, and follow TRTA on Twitter and YouTube.