Secure your future

January 7, 2016

Members also have security now

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.

December 3, 2015

Preparing your legacy

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.

November 5, 2015

A powerful way to build a secure retirement

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.

September 10, 2015

Our pillars of retirement security

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

July 10, 2015

Summer is a great time to plan

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.

June 4, 2015

Marking the birth of two programs that changed the nation

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.

May 7, 2015

A legacy that benefits us today

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.

April 2, 2015

The places you go

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.

March 5, 2015

A retirement benefit too good to pass up

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.

January 8, 2015

TDA contribution limits to increase in 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.

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