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Mid-Career Events
As you continue your career as an educator, it is important to revisit your retirement plan and stay abreast of new information and legislation that may affect your retirement benefit. This workshop will provide you with an overview about the services TRS offers, along with an update on what’s going on in the retirement arena-both at TRS and in the state legislature.
Published: August 31, 2021
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Hello, Mid-Career Members!
You have been an educator for several years now, but you still have a number of years remaining before you can fully plan your retirement. However, now is the perfect time to acquaint yourself with specific details regarding your forthcoming TRS pension benefit.
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 5, 2021
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Mid-Career Workshop
As you continue your career as an educator, it is important to revisit your retirement plan and stay abreast of new information and legislation that may affect your retirement benefit.
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 6, 2021
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Beneficiaries
It is critical that you designate at least one primary and one secondary beneficiary with TRS. To do so, you must log in to your online TRS account and complete the Designate Beneficiary section.
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement
Published: October 5, 2021
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Service Credit
The chart below indicates the three types of service that can comprise your total years of creditable service upon retirement. Purchasing service can assist you in attaining vested status, allowing you to retire sooner or increasing your final retirement benefit.
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 5, 2021
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Calculating Your Benefit
Your retirement benefit is calculated by using the percentage of salary formula. Simply stated, two percent is multiplied by your years of creditable service, including partial years (not to exceed 40 years).
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement
Published: October 5, 2021
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Insurance
The main purpose of having insurance is to hedge against risk. There is a small percentage of Americans that are fully self-insurable—meaning that they have enough assets to cover any financial liabilities that may occur due to health issues or damage to property and intangible assets.
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 5, 2021
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Leaving Funds with TRS or Withdrawing Your Funds
If you are thinking about switching careers, moving out of state, or taking a break from education, it may sound tempting to withdraw your funds and receive a lump-sum payment of your contributions and interest
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 5, 2021
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Maximizing Your Benefit
As a member of TRS, the amount you contribute is determined by law, so you may not increase your contribution amount in an effort to increase your retirement benefit.
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 5, 2021
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Retirement Benefit Options
Although you are probably years away from having to select a retirement plan, it doesn’t hurt to have a general understanding of the TRS plans available.
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 5, 2021
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Hosting a TRS Event
Planning for retirement needs to be a priority for our members—the earlier they start, the better off they will be!
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement, Retiree
Published: August 31, 2021
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Ms. Deborah K. Simonds
Ms. Simonds is a retired teacher from Georgia. She was a High School Special Education teacher for 27 years at Berkmar High School in Gwinnett.
Published: September 18, 2021
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Welcome, Active Members!
TRS administers the fund from which teachers in the state’s public schools, many employees of the University System of Georgia, and certain other designated employees in educational-related work environments receive retirement benefits.
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement
Published: September 20, 2021
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Start Retirement Planning
The short answer is now! If you are already asking yourself questions about preparing for your financial future, it’s time to start planning!
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement
Published: September 28, 2021
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Workshops and Counseling
TRS understands you may have questions and concerns regarding your retirement future. So we offer a variety of workshops and individual counseling sessions specifically designed to address different career stages.
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement
Published: October 6, 2021
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Augusta University (Virtual)
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 8, 2021
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Forsyth County Schools
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 8, 2021
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Gordon State College
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: February 27, 2022
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Muscogee County
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: January 11, 2022
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Muscogee County (Virtual)
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: January 20, 2022
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Jones County
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: April 14, 2022
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