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Convention Planning Underway!

Preliminary Convention Schedule and Hotel Reservation Link Now Available!

Plans are underway for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention, which will be held in Austin March 27-29, 2017 at the Hilton (located at 500 E. 4th St. Austin, TX 78701). This year, a truncated convention will occur on March 27 and 28, followed by a Day at the Capitol on March 29 where members will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with their state Senators and Representatives!

View the preliminary convention schedule here!

 

Hotel Room Rates and Reservations

King or 2 Queen Beds: Single & Double Rate $199, Triple $219, Quad $239 (*Tax not included in quoted rates) (TRTA room rates do not include dates outside of March 27-29).

Reserve your hotel room now by clicking this link!

You may also call Hilton Austin at 512.482.8000 and use reservation code “TRT.“ The deadline to reserve a room is March 1, 2017.

Please note that a sleeping room must be secured with a guest’s valid credit card along with a first night’s deposit, which is refundable up to three days in advance of the guest’s arrival date.

Legislative Updates

TRS Answers Questions About TRS-Care Changes, Humana Plans Medicare Advantage Seminars

As the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) reported over the summer, the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program is facing changes including increased deductibles and higher co-pay costs. The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees met in May and June to arrange and approve these changes in order to prevent a multi-million dollar shortfall before the Texas Legislature convenes in January 2017.

We have received numerous emails and phone calls from concerned TRTA members, and TRS has worked diligently to reply to your questions as comprehensively as possible using these new Frequently Asked Questions pages on their website.

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