For many TRS participants, email has become the number one way to receive information. To respond to this preference, TRS has created
MyTRS Email Subscriptions, an email subscription service, so that members may receive notification of TRS publications and announcements in a quick and convenient way.
To enroll in
MyTRS Email Subscriptions, you will need to login to
MyTRS. If you are already registered to use
log in, selected
MyTRS Email Subscriptions and follow the instructions. If you are not yet a
MyTRS registered user, simply
register and then select
MyTRS Email Subscriptions when you are in
As part of your registration for
MyTRS, you provide TRS your email address. When you enroll in
MyTRS Email Subscriptions, TRS uses the email address you provided to send you communications about your TRS benefits and related news. Once you have enrolled in
MyTRS Email Subscriptions, you should receive an email message from TRS within a short time asking you to "activate" the address by clicking a link within the message and following the directions that appear on the screen. That's it.
When you enroll in
MyTRS Email Subscriptions, you can select from the following menu:
TRS News: This is the TRS newsletter for active members and TRS retirees. Generally published three times per year,
TRS News provides updates on TRS business, including notification of changes to laws and rules affecting your benefits.
TRS Benefits Handbook: Updated and published every other year, The
TRS Benefits Handbook (pdf) is a summary of the retirement plan for TRS members. It provides an overview of the benefits you may be eligible for through your participation in TRS. By subscribing, you will be notified when the Handbook has been updated on the TRS website.
TRS Announcements: If you subscribe to TRS announcements, you will receive general updates from TRS by email. For example, TRS may notify subscribers of significant developments relating to TRS benefits before the next scheduled publication date for
TRS News. Subscribing to announcements in
MyTRS Email Subscriptions is especially helpful in staying informed of changes that may affect your benefits.
Other Publications: If you select this option, you will receive an email message when new or updated TRS publications become available. Such publications include brochures like
TRS Service Credit (pdf),
Employment after Retirement (pdf),
TRS-Care Enrollment Guide for Non-Medicare Eligible Retirees, and
TRS-Care Enrollment Guide for Medicare Eligible Retirees. Brochures and other publications are available on the TRS website but are not sent by postal service mail unless specifically requested by a member or annuitant.
New Legislation: If you select this option, you will receive an email message containing notice of newly passed TRS-related legislation after the end of each legislative session. These updates are not sent by postal service mail, but may be included in the "What's New" section of the TRS website or the next publication of
Notice of Videos, Webcasts and Meetings: If you select this option, you will receive an email notification when TRS produces a new video, hosts a webcast or conducts a meeting regarding a significant issue affecting members and annuitants. This information is not sent by postal service mail, but may be included in the "What's New" section of the TRS website or the next publication of
Notice of Your TRS Annual Statement: If you are an active member, you may select this option to receive email notice that your TRS annual statement is available online. Annual statements are distributed by TRS every fall. (See above note: "Upcoming Changes to
Notice of Your 1099-R Tax Form: If you are an annuitant receiving a monthly benefit from TRS, you may select this option to receive email notice that your 1099-R tax form is available online. TRS distributes 1099-R forms to benefit recipients each January.
MyTRS Email Subscriptions enrollment is completed, you will begin receiving email notice of the TRS publications and other items you've selected. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from email notice you may do so. We encourage you to look over our frequently asked questions (FAQs) to learn more about how
MyTRS Email Subscriptions works.