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December 18, 2018
Happy Holidays from TRTA and TRTF!
The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) extends its season’s greetings to all members and friends. As the year draws to a close, we know our dedicated retirees will enjoy spending time with loved ones and celebrating the holidays. We at TRTA, the Board of Directors and staff, want to express our sincere appreciation to all of you for the support you have given to this great organization in 2018. Because of you, TRTA is able to participate in vital legislative discussions that impact your retirement benefits, from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) pension fund to health care, and...
December 14, 2018
TRS Board of Trustees Meets, Discusses Pension Fund Valuation
Executive Summary: TRS pulled in a 7.7 percent return on its investments this year. TRS lowered its rate of return assumption from 8 percent to 7.25 percent earlier this year. The Legislature must work with stakeholders to achieve actuarial soundness for the pension fund. On Friday, December 14, 2018, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees met to discuss the actuarial valuation of the pension trust fund and TRS-Care health insurance program. The TRS valuation serves as an important report that will be referenced by the Texas Legislature during the upcoming session that begins on January 8,...
December 5, 2018
66th Annual TRTA Convention and Day at the Capitol: Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 66th Annual TRTA Convention to be held in Austin, Texas April 1-2, 2019! This year’s theme is Connecting the Dots to TRTA’s Success, a meaningful metaphor that matches TRTA’s legislative goals as we head into another challenging session in the Texas capital city! The convention will be held at the Austin Hilton on 500 E. 4th Street. The hotel is now taking reservations and the limit is two rooms per person. The group rates for a single or double ($211), triple ($231) and quad ($251) per night are good through February 27, 2019, but...