The TRS Benefits Handbook is revised every two years. This edition is based upon TRS plan terms ineffect as of December 2017. The TRS plan terms are subject to changes due to modifications to the law, asenacted by the Texas Legislature; to the rules and policies, as approved by the TRS Board of Trustees; andto federal law relating to qualified retirement plans.
The TRS Board of Trustees adopted benefit and premium changes for TRS-ActiveCare plans that take effect Sept. 1, 2017. Aetna will continue to administer your health plan benefits and provide you access to its broad network of doctors and hospitals. You can still enroll in one of three plans: TRS-ActiveCare Select, TRS-ActiveCare 2, and TRS-ActiveCare 1-HD. You may also have the choice of a regional HMO, depending on where you live.
In some instances, the calculation of your Social Security benefits may be affected by the TRS benefits that you receive. While TRS is not able to provide information regarding possible reductions to your Social Security benefits, you should contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 1-800-772-1213 for information on possible offsets or reductions to these benefits.