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Coming Up: 2017 District Spring Conferences!

TRTA's 20 affiliated districts will be hosting their spring conferences throughout April and May. To view the spring conference schedule, please click here. Local units will send representatives to the conferences to receive training on TRTA's various initiatives and committee activities. To view and download the new 2017-2018 Committee and Officer Resource Guides, please click here. For the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation guide, please click here.

Legislative Updates

HB 3976 Signed Into Law

Gov. Gregg Abbott has signed HB 3976 into law. HB 3976 will make significant changes to the retiree health insurance program, TRS-Care. Primarily, HB 3976 increases the amount of money retirees must put into TRS-Care to keep to program solvent.

For pre-65 retirees, the increased burden falls under the umbrella of a high deductible health care plan. For retirees over the age of 65, the changes require all Medicare-eligible participants to join Medicare Advantage. You can learn more about these changes in this summary.

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