As a Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) member, you are a part of a defined benefit retirement plan. This specific plan provides members a predictable retirement income for life, no matter how long you live. The term “defined benefit” is derived from the fact that your annuity is determined by a defined formula. Under this plan, your funds are professionally managed, plus you have survivor and disability protection while you are an active member.
The links in the drop-down menus contained in the green area above will take you to pages that provide details on virtually every aspect of TRS. The account types chart below shows how entry dates impact the benefits available and TRS’s names for each. Be sure what you’re reviewing applies to you and your account type.
If at any time you have a question, contact the information center at 800-618-1687, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.