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October 17, 2018
TRS Retirees Deserve Better Video: Rate of Return
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas revised its rate of return assumption on July 27th. The rate of return assumption is a measure used by TRS to project investment returns. The TRS board voted lower its rate of return assumption from 8 percent to 7.25 percent. This lowered assumption will not affect the amount of money current retirees are receiving in their annuities. However, it makes a cost-of-living adjustment significantly more difficult going forward for all current AND future retirees. Retirees already struggle to make ends meet, living on incomes that do not match up with modern-day expenses. Texas has...
October 16, 2018
Countdown to the General Election: Texas Educator Voting Day is October 22!
Countdown to the General Election: Texas Educator Voting Day is October 22! Early voting begins next Monday, October 22 and continues through Friday, November 2. Please make a plan to vote early! We encourage you to support your local educators and new student voters by voting on Texas Educator Voting Day. Texas Educators Vote and many other education organizations across Texas are celebrating our Texas success in registering over 1.7 million new voters this year—a record for a mid-term election in Texas—by encouraging educators to go vote together. Please read the message below from Texas Educators Vote. Educator Voting Day:...
October 10, 2018
Your Health Care Coverage: Making the Best Choice
From time to time the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) previews its news bulletin, The VOICE. Below you will find excerpts from an article on how TRTA is working to preserve TRS-Care and provide the best health care options for retired educators. You can read the entire article here. TRS–Care has provided health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of retired educators and many dependents for more than three decades—a much needed benefit for those who dedicated their lives to school children and who live on modest fixed incomes. Legislative changes in 2017 resulted in a plan that does not...