The Teacher Retirement System of Texas administers the TRS pension fund and health insurance programs for active and retired school employees. During the years, TCTA has worked with TRS and the Legislature to increase benefits with TCTA-initiated improvements ranging from TRS-Care retiree health insurance to the retirement eligibility Rule of 80. TCTA provides our members with information on issues relating to retirement, Social Security and health insurance.

A series of changes made to TRS and its benefit structure have occurred in recent legislative sessions. The 2013 session included major revisions that will affect current school employees in varying ways. The changes can be complex, and we encourage TCTA members to call or email with general questions, or contact TRS directly for information about your specific situation.

Helpful Links

TRS Website
TRS Active-Care Health Insurance (current employees)
TRS-Care Insurance (retirees)

TRS Info

Health Insurance Overview
How to Calculate Your Retirement Benefits
Standard Retirement
Early Retirement
Disability Retirement
Partial Lump-Sum Option (PLSO)
Retirement Contributions
TRS Service Credit
Withdrawal of Funds

Social Security Info

Texas Educators' Social Security Eligibility and Offsets
Districts Participating in Social Security

Related Courses

TCTA members may earn 1.25 hours of CPE credit for the following online CPE course.
Social Security Retirement Benefits: What You Need to Know

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