Welcome!

 

 

Welcome to the Brazos County Retired School Personnel website. Our organization is a local unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and is for ALL retired school employees. Our next monthly meeting for 2017-18 will be held on Sept. 27th.

BCRSP's theme for this year is "Teamwork Is Key" and we would be pleased to have you join our organization if you are not currently a member.  

We meet at 11:30 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday, September through May except for October, November and December. On those months, our meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday. 

Our meeting place for 2017-18 will be The Hilton College Station & Conference Center 801 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840

This is a change of location for 2017-18.

 

Attendance at the meetings is not required for membership, but we would love to have you come! Our monthly meeting programs are entertaining and contain important information about pertinent topics that are relevant to retirees.  For information about joining BCRSP and TRTA please contact Patsy Bolch,1st Vice-President at patsybolch@gmail.com. or download a membership application under the Forms link.

 

HELLO FELLOW BCRSP MEMBERS:

BELOW IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM TIM LEE AND FRANK MIDDLETON REGARDING UPCOMING MEETINGS ON TRS-CARE CHANGES.

YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION/BRENHAM AREA IS ON OCTOBER 18TH, THE SAME DAY AS OUR BCRSP MEETING.  THERE IS A MORNING AND AFTERNOON SESSION AND OUR MEETING IS 11:30-1:00,  SO YOU SHOULD STILL BE ABLE TO MAKE EITHER THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON SESSION AND OUR MEETING AS WELL.  OUR GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE OCTOBER MEETING IS RONNIE JUNG, TRS RETIREMENT CONSULTANT, WHO WILL HAVE MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION TO SHARE ON TRS-CARE CHANGES.    

THIS INFORMATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT SO I HOPE YOU WILL ALL REGISTER TO ATTEND.  REGISTRATION STARTED TODAY.

YOUR PRESIDENT,

CAROLYN TAYLOR

 

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The following information is urgent information about the healthcare information we all need!  There are two options for meetings - Members on Medicare and Members Not on Medicare.  If you want to attend both meetings you MUST make two phone calls.  I have completed the call.  You may have to wait on hold to speak to a representative.  Please read the following information carefully.  You can call starting today, September 11, 2017.

Frank Middleton

District 6 President

TRS Accepting RSVPs for Health Care Information Seminars

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 click the schedule link 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).

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.

BCRSP Officers for 2017-18

Carolyn Taylor - President, Patsy Bolch - 1st Vice-President, Sheila Fields - 2nd Vice-President,

Vera Wallems/Sharon Ogden/Elaine Peninger - Secretaries, Diana DeFrancesco - Treasurer

 

BCRSP Executive Board for 2017-18

Left to Right: Mildred David, Effie Perry, Frances Maloney, Sheila Fields, Vera Wallem, Danny Stribling, Carolyn Taylor, Claire Lillie, Diana DeFrancesco, Patsy Bolch, Dale Schafer, Elaine Peninger, Linda Warner, James Warner

Not Pictured: Cathy Berry, Linda Coats, Becky Coker, MaryAnn Gaylord, Cindy Gordon, Rosemary Lege, Tiffany Nemec, Sharon Ogden, Sandy Sherrod, Elaine Stephens

 

 

Brazos Country Retired School Personnel Yearbook - 2016-17

Click here to view our yearbook.  BCRSP Yearbook 2016-17

2017-18 yearbook under construction.  Will be published in September.

 

 

 

Benefits of Joining the Texas Retired Teachers Association

 

  • Legislative representation and advocacy for improved retirement benefits (annuity increases, health insurance, etc.)
  • Legislative updates and telephone hot line (click link)
  • Member benefits program (click link)
  • Quarterly TRTA News Bulletin (click link)
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Retirement education/planning programs
  • Informative and protective services
  • Community service opportunities
  • Health care information
  • Conferences and conventions
  • Informative publications
  • Service to local retired teacher units
  • Fellowship with retired colleagues
  • Cooperation with other organizations that work with seniors

 

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