Secure your future

Secure your future | February 4, 2016 >>

With tax documents arriving in the mail and while finances are on the brain, it’s a good time to review a valuable resource you should take advantage of: the Tax-Deferred Annuity program.

Secure your future | January 7, 2016 >>

In-service members can sleep well at night knowing that the union has your back if you are seriously injured on the job or suffer a debilitating medical or emotional disability.

Secure your future | December 3, 2015 >>

One of the most difficult topics to contemplate is what will happen to your family after you die. It probably will be upsetting for your spouse or children to discuss as well.

Secure your future | November 5, 2015 >>

Did you know that more than 70 percent of Teachers’ Retirement System members participate in the Tax-Deferred Annuity program? The TDA is designed to help TRS members build a more secure retirement while at the same time reducing what they have to pay in taxes each year.

Secure your future | September 10, 2015 >>

With the start of a new school year, we are excited to bring you information you need to secure your future.

Secure your future | July 10, 2015 >>

Members who retired between Nov. 1, 2009 and June 30, 2014 have received a lump sum for their retroactive pay raises under our 2014 contract with the Department of Education. The Teachers’ Retirement System is now recalculating the pensions of thousands of UFT members who retired during that time period to ensure that their pensions incorporate these salary raises.

Secure your future | June 4, 2015 >>

June 2015 marks the 80th birthday of Social Security and the 50th birthday of Medicare. Instead of “Happy Birthday,” the song verse that comes to mind is by the well-known labor troubadour Joe Glazer.

Secure your future | May 7, 2015 >>

The United Federation of Teachers in March celebrated our 55th anniversary − 55 years since New York City teachers united for their joint welfare and to provide strong support to the children they taught.
One of the many areas in which the union has made a huge difference for members is retirement security.

Secure your future | April 2, 2015 >>

One of the most important decisions you will make as you prepare for retirement is where to live. Considering that New York City has been called a retirement village, you will probably not be surprised that the vast majority of Teachers’ Retirement System members remain in the metropolitan area after they retire.

Secure your future | March 5, 2015 >>

The Tax-Deferred Annuity program is a very popular supplemental retirement program plan through which you can save additional money for your retirement on a tax-deferred basis.

Secure your future | February 5, 2015 >>

One of the many benefits of our Teachers’ Retirement System is that we each have the ability to borrow against our retirement funds.

Secure your future | January 8, 2015 >>

The Internal Revenue Service has announced new contribution limits for retirement plans, including 403(b) plans such as the Teachers’ Retirement System’s Tax-Deferred Annuity program.

Secure your future | January 8, 2015 >>

Members planning on retirement will need to decide whether to receive their maximum monthly retirement allowance or get a reduced allowance with a benefit for dependents or beneficiaries.

Secure your future | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members who take advantage of our union’s pension services tend to be very knowledgeable about their retirement benefits.

Secure your future | October 2, 2014 >>

The Tax-Deferred Annuity program or TDA is one of the most popular benefits that the UFT has won for its members.

Secure your future | September 4, 2014 >>

A New York Times article attacking the city's public pension systems failed to report the major reason why the city has had to increase its contributions to the pension funds: Wall Street and corporate manipulations of financial markets.

Secure your future | June 26, 2014 >>

Summer is a good time to plan and prepare for your retirement.

Secure your future | June 5, 2014 >>

This year, the date a person retires takes on new importance. In light of the new contract, members have to make a decision whether to retire on or before June 30, 2014 or later.

Secure your future | May 15, 2014 >>

Teachers' Retirement System members should beware of vendors who come into schools or hold seminars to sell financial products for retirement security. Instead, TRS members should avail themselves of the UFT's staff of knowledgeable and impartial pension consultants.

Secure your future | April 17, 2014 >>

No one ever expects to have a disabling accident or illness, and we hope this never happens to any of us. But in case it does, TRS offers some significant financial protections.

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