Questions and answers

Does TRS provide health insurance?

Does TRS provide health insurance?

At TRS, we’re committed to offering our members quality health care coverage. Whether you’re enrolled through TRS-ActiveCare or TRS-Care, our health plan options provide comprehensive benefits for your medical and prescription drug needs, as well as programs to help you achieve optimal health.

What is TRS-care?

TRS-Care is the health insurance program more than 260,000 retired Texas educators rely upon. The program is provided by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), the state agency responsible for running teachers’ retirement pensions. The average retiree receives $2,035 per month from the TRS pension.

How much does TRS insurance cost?

For more details about the plans and pricing, visit our 2021-22 TRS-ActiveCare Plan Highlights (PDF)….TRS-ActiveCare HD.

Coverage Tier NEW 2021-22 Total Rate Rate after Minimum District Contribution*
Employee Only $429 $204
Employee/Spouse $1,209 $984
Employee/Children $772 $547
Employee/Family $1,445 $1,220

What type of insurance is Aetna Choice POS II?

About the Aetna Network and Preferred Benefits Choice POS II is a network plan, which means you get the highest level of benefits when you choose doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who belong to the Aetna network .

What happens to my Texas TRS if I quit?

If your membership is terminated, your service credit will be canceled and your accumulated contributions will no longer accrue interest. You may leave your accumulated contributions with TRS and earn interest at a rate of 2 percent per year.

What is TRS on my paycheck?

The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) is a network of state and city-level organizations that collectively administer pensions and retirement accounts for public education employees within their states.

Do teachers get Social Security when they retire?

As a California public school educator, you do not contribute to Social Security, so you will not receive a Social Security benefit for your CalSTRS-covered employment when you retire. These rules affect only your Social Security benefit. Your CalSTRS retirement benefit will not change.

How does a POS plan work?

A type of plan in which you pay less if you use doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that belong to the plan’s network. POS plans also require you to get a referral from your primary care doctor in order to see a specialist.

What is the rule of 80 for retirement TRS?

-At least age 62, meet the Rule of 80 (combined age and years of service credit equal at least 80) and have at least five years of service credit. You notice that the later you became a TRS member, the less favorable the normal retirement age will be.