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WHY TEXAS SCHOOLS AREN’T CHOOSING TRS
October 21, 2019

Why have Texas schools stopped opting into the TRS (and why do so many want out)? WE’LL GIVE YOU THREE GOOD REASONS. In 2002, Texas created a health plan managed by the Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Known as TRS-ActiveCare, the plan was designed to be a more affordable option for school districts to  … Read more

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HEALTHCARE BENEFIT ALTERNATIVES TO THE TEXAS RETIREMENT SYSTEM (TRS)
October 21, 2019

Thinking about giving the TRS control over your district’s health plan? CONSIDER THESE ALTERNATIVES. The Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS) provides health benefits to roughly 90% of the school districts in the state.[1] Known as TRS-ActiveCare, the state health plan for active Texas school employees offers three levels of coverage at varying costs to  … Read more

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CONTROLLING SCHOOL DISTRICT HEALTHCARE COSTS FOR TEACHERS
October 21, 2019

Teachers and school administrators face several, difficult constraints: lack of resources, heavy regulations, long hours, and expensive health benefit costs. Unfortunately, the cost challenge remains. The average family health insurance premium in the U.S. is approaching $20,000.[1] If the trend continues, some estimate that it could rise to 100% of U.S. median household income by  … Read more

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