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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.

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.

TCTA appreciates extra state funding for TRS-ActiveCare

Apr 28, 2022

TCTA thanks Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders for committing to $435 million in additional funding for TRS-ActiveCare in the upcoming school…

Attention, please! Check your annual TRS statement

Apr 23, 2022

Whether or not you’re nearing retirement, it’s important to understand how your retirement benefits work — an uninformed move can haunt your…

TRS-Care participants to receive health insurance payment in March

Feb 17, 2022

TRS will make a one-time payment of $448.12 in March 2022 to TRS-Care participants.