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TCTA follows and compiles the latest news impacting teachers and other classroom personnel. We actively monitor and bring you the latest information from the Texas Education Agency, the State Board of Education, the State Board for Educator Certification, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the U.S. Department of Education. We also include summaries of the latest news in the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

TRS approves ActiveCare rates for 2024-25 school year

May 3, 2024

Rates for TRS-ActiveCare participants will increase in the 2024-25 school year.

State leaders ask TRS to improve Medicare Advantage program

Apr 18, 2024

Texas Senate leaders sent a letter asking the TRS Board of Trustees to reduce premiums for the TRS-Care Medicare Advantage program.

COLA should start in January despite election challenges

Dec 8, 2023

Eligible TRS retirees should still see a COLA in January after state officials found a legal tactic to prevent a slew of election contest lawsuits.

Highlights from September TRS Board meeting

Sep 21, 2023

Highlights from the TRS September meeting include updates on stipends and financial wellness resources for members.

TRS Board approves new ActiveCare premiums, benefit changes

May 30, 2023

Different regions of the state will be affected differently by the new proposed rates. The average increase is roughly 6%, but varies considerably…

TRS selects new pharmacy benefits manager

Feb 23, 2023

Express Scripts will be the new pharmacy benefits manager for all TRS health plans starting with the 2023-24 school year.

TRS Board gets update on pension fund at December meeting

Dec 15, 2022

The TRS pension fund remains actuarially sound despite lower market performance over the past year.

TRS lowers assumed return rate of pension fund to 7%

Jul 15, 2022

The Teacher Retirement System Board of Directors made a significant change to a key component of the “assumptions” used by actuaries to calculate the…

Infusion of state funds ensures no increases in ActiveCare premiums

Apr 28, 2022

State funding will ensure that no ActiveCare base premiums increase in 2022-23.