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Teachers Retirement System

Please note: TRS apologizes for any inconvenience you’ve experienced during this period of high call volume. In order to best serve you, we ask that you call 1-800-223-8778 about your pension benefits or 1-888-237-6762 for TRS-Care questions. Read more about other ways to reach us.

apply for disability retirement
assess my health benefit eligibility
assess my retirement eligibility
change contact information
change my address
change my beneficiary
change my marital status
enroll in a health plan
estimate my retirement benefits
get started with a MyTRS account
plan for retirement
purchase service credit
purchase sick leave
refund my account
refund/get a loan from my account
report a death
request retirement packet
subscribe to email alerts
update my beneficiaries
view a summary of TRS-ActiveCare premiums

Active Members

Your active role in Texas public education makes dreams come true and brings lifelong success within reach for students of all ages. You share your talents in diverse ways as classroom educators, cafeteria line servers, teaching hospital care providers, administrative or support staff, and more.

So many Texans trust that you will be there for them. And you can trust that TRS will be there for you every day, every step of the way.

Providing health care benefits for you and your family through TRS-Active Care. Responsibly managing your money until you are ready to retire. Ready to respond if and when life’s circumstances require that you need them sooner. With a friendly voice on the phone or a warm personal greeting as you make plans.


Benefits Information

TRS membership provides payments for life at retirement. Not many retirees can say that anymore. TRS explains eligibility, benefits, and account refunds.


Purchasing Service Credit

Members earn service credit by working for a TRS-covered employer. Eligible TRS members may add service credit by purchasing it from TRS.

Service Credit Brochure

Planning Your Retirement

​​​​Asking questions now makes it easier to decide when to retire and which option to choose. TRS provides requirements, checklists, and retirement and withholding calculators to help you plan.


Financial Awareness Videos

Learn about...
what you have – your TRS pension,
what you need – to save more, and
how to get it – by saving smart.

Retirement Benefits Sessions


​​​TRS-ActiveCare provides health benefits for participating active members and their families. Compare program options and access employer resources.

TRS-ActiveCare Customer Service