As a Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) member, you are a part of a defined benefit retirement plan. This specific plan provides members, like you, a predictable retirement income for life, no matter how long you live. The term “defined benefit” is derived from the fact that your lifetime retirement benefit is determined by a defined formula that includes: your final average salary, your years of service and a multiplier. Under this plan, you assume no investment risk, your funds are professionally managed, plus you have survivor and disability protection while you are an active member. Your TRS benefit is guaranteed retirement income for the rest of your life.
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