Secure your future

January 4, 2018

Difficult conversations made a little easier

We urge you to speak with your family about what to do in the event of a debilitating illness or death. Here is a list of topics you should discuss with family and the legal documents you should have.

December 7, 2017

TRS benefits that protect you and your family

The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) provides benefits if you become disabled, die or leave service before retirement age. 
Some of the benefits depend on choices you make now. 


November 2, 2017

It’s back to basics for our new members

To help newer members understand the benefits of union membership, we’re reviewing some basics about the Qualified Pension Plan, the Tax-Deferred Annuity Program, death benefits and more.


October 5, 2017

Don’t fall for the lies

On the proposal on the constitutional convention on the Nov. 7 ballot, we’re asking you to vote NO.

September 7, 2017

Union membership provides security

Through your membership with the union, you remain among the few Americans who still have a defined-benefit pension.

July 6, 2017

A century of financial security

This is a special year for the Teachers’ Retirement System. On Aug. 1, TRS marks its 100th anniversary.

June 1, 2017

How to handle your Tax-Deferred Annuity

Figuring out what to do with your Tax-Deferred Annuity when you retire is extremely important since for most of us, it's our largest financial asset.

May 4, 2017

Choosing the right pension benefit for you

TRS allows members to choose how much of their benefit to receive: Members may take the maximum retirement allowance for which they’re eligible. Or, they may take a smaller amount and, if they die first, survivors receive a benefit. 


April 6, 2017

Step-by-step help to plan your retirement

Daylight savings time has arrived, baseball has begun and green leaves are unfurling in gardens and parks around the city. With the arrival of spring, many of us begin to plan our summer vacations. Many others, however, are planning for the rest of their lives as they prepare to retire.

March 2, 2017

Why we must reject a constitutional convention

Every 20 years, New York State holds a referendum that asks voters if they want to hold a convention to revise or amend the state’s constitution. When the question appears on the ballot on Nov. 7, we are asking you to vote “no,” and here’s why.

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