WELCOME TO TRTA DISTRICT XI

OUR 2017-2018 THEME:    


DistrictXI  ESC

1451 S Cherry Ln

White Settlement, TX 76108

*Turn in between Ryans Steak House and Texaco.

Cherry Ln bridge over I-30 is closed until September


NEW things!!

***The District scrapbook will now be kept online. Click here to see it.

***District XI is now on Facebook. All local units can post what is going on in their local unit. Check us out here.***


TRTA: The Voice for All Public Education Retirees

Keep up with TRTA on the state level here.

Read the 20 Most Recent Inside Line-Legislative Updates here.

Join or Renew your TRTA membership online. See more here.


Legislative Updates

Tim Lee is coming to many Local Units to give us the latest information. See the complete list here. (Updated 9-25-17-now coming to Parker Co.)

 

 

Sept 11

TRS coming to North Texas-see schedule for these seminars, and  you can RSVP online starting Sept. 11, 2017.

TRS released this flyer to inform plan participants about the coming changes to TRS-Care.

How to RSVP to In-Person Seminars

Seating is limited, so be sure to sign up to attend a free session to learn more about your TRS-Care benefits. Please call 1-800-850-1992 (TTY: 711) Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Central time. 

Online Webinar Schedules-Non-Medicare Webinars

If you’re unable to attend an in-person event, join TRS for one of its webinar sessions about the benefits for participants without Medicare who will have coverage through the TRS-Care Standard plan. TRS, Aetna and CVS Caremark will participate and can answer your questions about the 2018 benefits. Register for an online webinar here.

Medicare Webinars

If you’re unable to attend an in-person event, join TRS for one of its webinar sessions about the benefits for participants with Medicare who will have coverage through TRS-Care Medicare Advantage and TRS-Care Medicare Rx. TRS, Humana and SilverScript will participate and can answer your questions about the 2018 benefits. Register for an online presentation on Humana’s website and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to sign in and view the live online presentation and Q&A session.


TRS Updates

Beware of TRS imposters who want to visit you

August 1

See plan rates and benefits.  
FAQs: 2018 TRS-Care Changes

https://www.trs.texas.gov/Pages/faq_trs_care_2018_changes.aspx

2017-18 TRS-Care Pharmacy Benefit Manager Changes https://www.trs.texas.gov/Pages/retirees_faq_trscare_drug_changes.aspx

Check drug costs for rest of this year http://info.caremark.com/trscarestandard

Not eligible for Medicare?

Eligible for Medicare?

Pre 65-no pay generic drug list

TRS Communications Timeline

If your Dr. won't take Medicare Advantage give them this


Websites to follow to keep up with the fight to repeal the WEP/GPO

H.R.1205 - Social Security Fairness Act of 2017

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1205/text

S.915 - Social Security Fairness Act of 2017

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/915/text?q=%7B"search"%3A%5B"Social+Security+Fairness+2017"%5D%7D&r=2

TRTA Social Security Fairness  

Social Security Fairness on Facebook.

The WEP is Unfair – and Here’s Why https://waysandmeans.house.gov/wep-unfair/

Congressman Brady Asks for Our Help with HR 711

Find out if your Congressman or Senator is supporting the WEP repeal and how to contact them here.

Here is a presentation of the WEP you can share with others.

https://www.scribd.com/presentation/123302087/The-Government-Pension-Offset-and-the-Windfall-Elimination-Provision-Explained


The events for the 2017-18 year are now on the Events page.


Local Unit 2017 Newsletters are now available.


District XI Officer and Committee Chairmen August 2017 Reports have been posted on the Officer and Committee pages.

‚ÄčThese committees now have Facebook pages-Health Care, Retirement Education, Community Volunteers, and Public Relations. 


Check out pictures of local unit visits on the Pictures page.


***Local Unit News Stories

Read about our local units in the news here. If your local gets a news story published please send a copy to Pamela Elza.


Updated 9-25-2017

Comments, questions, problems with this website contact Pamela Elza pamelajs59@att.net

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