Please be aware that the issue was printed prior to the June 16 and 17 meetings of the TRS Board of Trustees, and the publication does not include information about the changes made recently to the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program.
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Starting Sept. 1, TRS-Care participants will begin paying increased deductibles and out-of-pocket limits. These changes were approved by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) to the health care program in a June 16 Board meeting.
TRS-Care serves more than 250,000 retired educators, but its funding has been at a critically low level. Without the assurance that the health care plan would remain solvent through Aug. 2017, the TRS Board of Trustees made changes to save TRS-Care money.