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Convention Planning Underway!

Preliminary Convention Schedule and Hotel Reservation Link Now Available!

Plans are underway for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention, which will be held in Austin March 27-29, 2017 at the Hilton (located at 500 E. 4th St. Austin, TX 78701). This year, a truncated convention will occur on March 27 and 28, followed by a Day at the Capitol on March 29 where members will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with their state Senators and Representatives!

View the preliminary convention schedule here!


Hotel Room Rates and Reservations

King or 2 Queen Beds: Single & Double Rate $199, Triple $219, Quad $239 (*Tax not included in quoted rates) (TRTA room rates do not include dates outside of March 27-29).

Reserve your hotel room now by clicking this link!

You may also call Hilton Austin at 1.844.291.8931 or 512.482.8000 and use reservation code “TRT.“ The deadline to reserve a room is March 1, 2017. Please note that the reservation block does not include ADA as an option. If you need a handicap accessible room, reserve a regular room then contact TRTA’s Event Planner Ashley Welch 512-650-6484.  

Legislative Updates

Questions and Concerns About Enrolling in the New TRS Humana MA Plan

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is receiving many calls and emails regarding a letter that was sent out on November 25 about the transition from Aetna Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan to Humana MA. As our members may recall, a decision was made by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees over the summer to change providers for the MA plan from Aetna to Humana.

The calls and emails we are receiving indicate confusion about the content of the letter. The letter is from Aetna and communicates the first part of the transition, that members will be disenrolled from Aetna’s MA plan. While this is true, this does not mean that plan participants are losing their coverage. Rather, the information we have received is that Aetna MA participants will be automatically enrolled in the new Humana MA plan.

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