TRTA celebrates Mrs. Hattye Yarbrough, a member of the Covington
Retired Teachers' Association, for contributing to the displays in the
National Museum of African American History and Culture.
ALL retired educators in Tennessee are invited to join the ONLY organization in Tennessee, that is interested in and promotes the social, economic, and professional interests of retired teachers. Tennessee Retired Teachers' Association (TRTA) is the only organization in Tennessee that serves exclusively as your advocate in legislative and other policy-making bodies!
Since its founding in 1957, TRTA has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of retired teachers in matters involving their needs. Of primary importance to teachers is their pension through the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. Varied pension plans throughout the state were consolidated in one (TCRS) effective July 1, 1972. Since that time, TRTA has been active in assuring that the plan is actuarially sound. To maintain this, an annual audit occurs; the legislature approves added funds if necessary and sets the employer contribution rate for the next year. Today, TCRS is rated in the top five plans in the country! Additionally, there is a compounded cost of living adjustment (COLA) provision which is essential for maintaining the efficacy of the system.
TRTA works to promote, preserve and enhance current health care benefits for retirees.
In most instances, those teachers who retire before being Medicare eligible are allowed to remain on their health care plan by meeting the service requirements. After being Medicare eligible, the state offers a Medicare Supplement (MediGap) plan currently administered by POMCO. A portion of the premium is reduced for teachers with 15 or more years of experience teaching in Tennessee Public Schools. While socializing with friends and former co-workers is fun and important, do not forget that our purpose is to be your voice and advocate with the state legislature, Board of Trustees of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, the Local Education and Local Government Insurance Committee and wherever decisions are being made that affect your well-being - pension, cost of living adjustments, health insurance, and twenty-five percent tuition reduction for retiree's children who attend Tennessee public colleges/universities. TRTA's strength depends on our number of members. We need you and you need us! Become an active member to build on our past successes and help to assure our relevance and effectiveness in the future!
You retire from the position, not the profession! Join TRTA TODAY!!
Whether you are already retired or just thinking about retirement, there are many advantages to being an NEA-Retired member. They include:
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