As the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) reported recently, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) has established a plan for informing plan participants about changes to TRS-Care, including the start and end dates for the much-anticipated in-person retiree seminars that will begin in October.

The original plan was for TRS to have 88 meetings over 40 days, but those plans have since been altered due to Hurricane Harvey. Due to flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas, many event centers are not available for in-person sessions. TRS has added webinars for those unable to attend one of the in-person sessions.

TRS has released the schedule for these seminars, and retirees will have the opportunity to RSVP via telephone starting today, September 11, 2017. Please view the charts below as well for dates and times. TRS released this flyer to inform plan participants about the coming changes to TRS-Care.

How to RSVP to In-Person Seminars

Seating is limited, so be sure to sign up to attend a free session to learn more about your TRS-Care benefits. Please call 1-800-850-1992 (TTY: 711) Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Central time.

In-Person Seminars Schedule

TRS and its health plan partners are holding information sessions on the 2018 TRS-Care changes throughout the state and online. RSVP is required. Please call 1-800-850-1992 (TTY: 711) to RSVP to an in-person seminar.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two different sessions at each seminar for participants with and without Medicare. Every seminar location will offer a morning session and an afternoon session for both Medicare-eligible participants and non-Medicare participants (except the Lufkin and Nacogdoches locations which will host morning sessions only).

Morning Sessions (The Same Schedule Is Used for Every In-Person Morning Seminar)

2018 Health Benefits for Participants with Medicare

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. TRS – Opening
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Humana – TRS-Care Medicare Advantage Plan (medical)
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. SilverScript – TRS-Care Medicare Rx (prescription)

2018 Health Benefits for Participants without Medicare

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Aetna and CVS Caremark – TRS-Care Standard Plan (medical and prescription benefits)

Afternoon Sessions (The Same Schedule Is Used for Every In-Person Afternoon Seminar)

2018 Health Benefits for Participants with Medicare

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. TRS – Opening
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Humana – TRS-Care Medicare Advantage Plan (medical)
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. SilverScript – TRS-Care Medicare Rx (prescription)

2018 Health Benefits for Participants without Medicare

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Aetna and CVS Caremark – TRS-Care Standard Plan (medical and prescription benefits)

In-Person Seminars, Arranged by Area of the State

Central Texas

Date

City

Location

Address

Oct. 25 Austin (SW) Texas Old Town (Stone Hall) 1205 Roland Ln, Kyle, TX 78640
Oct. 26 Austin (SE) Austin Marriott South (Lonestar Salon AB) 4415 South IH-35, Austin, TX 78744
Oct. 24 Round Rock United Heritage Center at Dell Diamond (Ballroom) 3400 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
Oct. 23 Waco Extraco Events Center (Creative Arts Building) 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 76710

East Texas

Date

City

Location

Address

Oct. 19 (morning session only) Lufkin Shelton’s Place 3603 FM 2108, Lufkin, TX 75901
Oct. 18 (morning session only) Nacogdoches Southern Bliss 5419 Hwy 59 South, Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Oct. 16 & Oct. 17 Tyler/Athens Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center (Magnolia Ballroom) 3310 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701

Houston Metro Area

Date

City

Location

Address

Oct. 9 Beaumont / Port Arthur MCM Elegante Hotel (Grand Ballroom) 2355 I-10 South, Beaumont, TX 77705
Oct. 18 Bryan / College Station / Brenham Brazos County Exposition Complex (Ground Level-West Texas Ballroom) 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX 77807
Oct. 19 Conroe / Huntsville THE SPRINGS Event Venue in Lake Conroe (Stonebrook Hall) 14135 Laramie Trail, Montgomery, TX 77316

North Texas

Date

City

Location

Address

Oct. 16 Arlington Sheraton Arlington Hotel (Champions Ballroom) 1500 Convention Center Dr, Arlington, TX 76011
Oct. 18 Dallas (SE) Mesquite Convention Center (Salon A) 1700 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149
Oct. 19 Dallas / Duncanville (South) Hilton Garden Inn Dallas / Duncanville (Grand Ballroom) 800 North Main St, Duncanville, TX 75116
Oct. 12 DFW Mid-Cities Holiday Inn DFW West (Lonestar Ballroom) 3005 West Airport Fwy, Bedford, TX 76021
Oct. 11 Denton / Lewisville Hilton Garden Inn Dallas / Lewisville (Tuscany I & II) 785 TX-121, Lewisville, TX 75067
Oct. 20 Fort Worth Fort Worth ESC – Region 11 (Innovate A-B-C) 1451 South Cherry Ln, White Settlement, TX 76108
Oct. 13 Garland / Richardson Richardson ESC – Region 10 (Pecan-Bluebonnet Room) 904 Abrams Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
Oct. 17 Granbury / Stephenville Granbury Resort Conference Center (Lake Granbury Ballroom) 621 East State Loop 426, Granbury, TX 76048
Oct. 10 Sherman / Dennison / Bonham / Paris Hilton Garden Inn Denison / Sherman at Texoma Event Center (Magnolia I & II) 5015 US-75, Denison, TX 75020
Oct. 9 Wichita Falls Wichita Falls ESC – Region 17 (Main Room) 301 Loop 11, Wichita Falls, TX 76306

South Texas

Date

City

Location

Address

Oct. 30 Kerrville / Fredericksburg Inn of the Hills Resort & Conference Center (Grand Ballroom South) 1001 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
Oct. 31 San Antonio (W / SW / Castroville) Braden Keller Community Center / David DeCock Gym (across from the St. Louis Catholic Church) 1410 Amelia St, Castroville, TX 78009
Nov. 1 San Antonio (NW) Hyatt Regency Hill Country (Fredericksburg Ballroom) 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
Nov. 2 San Antonio (NE) San Antonio Shrine Auditorium 901 North Loop 1604, San Antonio, TX 78232
Oct. 23 & Oct. 24 Weslaco The Hynes Event Center at Llano Grande 2215 East West Blvd, Mercedes, TX 78570

West Texas

Date

City

Location

Address

Oct. 13 Abilene Abilene ESC – Region 14 (Shelhamer Room) 1850 Hwy 351, Abilene, TX 76901
Oct. 9 Amarillo Amarillo ESC – Region 16 (Panhandle Conference Center-ABCD) 5800 Bell St, Amarillo, TX 79109
Oct. 20 El Paso Radisson Hotel – El Paso Airport (Venetian Grand Ballroom) 1770 Airway Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925
Oct. 10 Lubbock / Plainview Lubbock ESC – Region 17 (Main Room) 1111 West Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79416
Oct. 11 Odessa / Midland MCM Grande FunDome Hotel (Rooms A & B) 6201 East Business 20, Odessa, TX 79762
Oct. 12 San Angelo Pearl on the Concho Historic Hotel (Riverside Convention Center) 333 Rio Concho Dr, San Angelo, TX 76903

Due to flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas, many event centers are not available for in-person sessions. We have added webinars for those unable to attend one of the in-person sessions.

Online Webinar Schedules

Non-Medicare Webinars

If you’re unable to attend an in-person event, join TRS for one of its webinar sessions about the benefits for participants without Medicare who will have coverage through the TRS-Care Standard plan. TRS, Aetna and CVS Caremark will participate and can answer your questions about the 2018 benefits. Register for an online webinar here.

Non-Medicare Webinar Schedule

Date

Time

Oct. 17

10:00 a.m.

Oct. 19

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 24

10:00 a.m.

Oct. 26

10:00 a.m.

Oct. 31

2:00 p.m.

Nov. 7

10:00 a.m.

Nov. 8

2:00 p.m.

Nov. 9

10:00 a.m.

Medicare Webinars

If you’re unable to attend an in-person event, join TRS for one of its webinar sessions about the benefits for participants with Medicare who will have coverage through TRS-Care Medicare Advantage and TRS-Care Medicare Rx. TRS, Humana and SilverScript will participate and can answer your questions about the 2018 benefits.

Register for an online presentation on Humana’s website and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to sign in and view the live online presentation and Q&A session.

Medicare Webinar Schedule

Date

Time

Oct. 17

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 19

10:00 a.m.

Oct. 24

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 26

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 31

10:00 a.m.

Nov. 7

2:00 p.m.

Nov. 8

10:00 a.m.

Nov. 9

2:00 p.m.

Thank You

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