Illinois Retired Teachers Association

Illinois Retired Teachers Association

As the voice of Illinois’s retired educators, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) defends pension and healthcare protection via its lobbying efforts, advocates for retirees, provides group rate dental and vision insurance among other benefits, and provides travel and entertainment options for its members.


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  • Pension Protection
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • New Friendships
  • Domestic and International Trips and Getaways
  • And So Much More!

Join now and begin benefiting from Illinois Retired Teachers Association >


With all that you save, membership is virtually free!

  • Lobbyists working to protect your pension and healthcare benefits
  • Group rates on dental insurance and other policies
  • Discounts on AMC movie tickets and much more
  • And that's just the beginning!

Join now and begin benefiting from Illinois Retired Teachers Association >

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Mission Statement

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization of retired educators. The Association serves the needs and interests of its members through advocacy, education, cooperation and socialization in a flexible organizational structure.

President's Welcome

Welcome to the Illinois Retired Teachers Association! The only organization whose sole purpose is to protect the benefits of retired educators. If you are already a member, we thank you for joining us. If you are not currently a member, we would like to invite you to join us. There is no better time than now to join.

Bill Funkhouser - President (2022-2023)

Dental & Vision For You and Family

IRTA's dental insurance and eye care plans provide excellent value and superior coverage for our members. The only requirement to participate in these plans is membership with Illinois Retired Teachers Association. If you are not a member, click here to join.

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