July 10, 2014

A meeting will be held today(Thursday)  concerning ERS and TRS health insurance.  This is a sub-committee hearing combing both Pension and Appropriations members.  It is scheduled to begin at around 9:00 a.m. and possibly may be broadcast over the state's system.  Go to www.capitol.state.tx.us and click on committee meetings under the Texas House menu located on the left side of the page. When that opens click on committee dates and the information will open.  You may also see the agendas that will be used for the ERS part and the TRS part.  I am pretty sure TRTA will be covering the meeting and will report via Tim's Inside Line.
  Changes will occur in TRS-Active Care beginning as early at Sept. 1, 2014. To look at how much TRS-Active Care will be changed for this coming year, go to -www.trs.state.tx.us - and click on active members.  One change that may possible drift over to TRS-Care is the dropping of TRS-Active Care 3 and moving those 3 members into Active Care 2. 

I will be attending a meeting in early August in Austion of the TRTA Legislative Committee.  I represent Dist. 20 at that meeting.  I hope to be able to share some insight of several matters that will appear in the 2015 legislative session. 

Enjoy the rest of the summer.  Ken Hanson