JOIN FOR SO MANY REASONS

For years, Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) has been working to make sure retired teachers like you enjoy the retirement you deserve. Become a member and we’ll provide:

  • Pension protection
  • Access to benefits
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Philanthropic Opportunities
  • Social opportunities
  • Other advantages of membership
  • Plus there are several membership types – one is right for you!

Membership is a small cost that makes a big impact on the quality of life for you and other retired teachers. But we can’t do it without you. The more members we have, the bigger our voice.

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Dues Deduct Members – have $2.50 deducted each month from your TRS pension
  • 5 Year Membership – $175
  • Life Members – one time fee of $400
  • Annual Members – pay $38 each year (recurring)
  • Associate Annual Members – pay $25 each year (recurring) (available to those not drawing a pension from TRS)
  • Associate Life Members – one time fee of $125 (available to those not drawing a pension from TRS)
Questions? Please call (800)728-4782, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CST. Or use our online signup forms:

How the Association Works for You

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ENRICHES YOUR RETIREMENT

Provides the support you need for success in retirement, including pension protection, access to benefits, social opportunities and more.

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SAVES YOU MONEY

Enjoy discounts on products and services you use every day. Your membership provides exclusive savings on computers, dining, travel, everyday products and more.

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OFFERS ACCESS TO BENEFITS

Your membership provides you with an opportunity to enroll in insurance and other benefits like you had when you were working. Available through the association and its trusted partner AMBA, these policies are designed to guard against financial disruption for you and your family. Get the coverage you need!

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SHARPENS YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Get access to legislative updates, informative periodicals, helpful online resources, and email alerts that keep you in the know. Plus attend regional meetings, virtually for now and in-person soon, to learn from experts.

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PROVIDES 'ACTION' QUARTERLY

Our publication, Action, covers the trends, people and efforts to protect your pension and health benefits.

HOW THE ASSOCIATION PROTECTS YOUR RETIREMENT ANNUITY

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ADVOCATES FOR RETIREES

Our lobbyists coordinate with members to fight legislation that could negatively affect your promised pension and healthcare benefits.

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UPHOLDS OUR PRINCIPLES

Our association is a powerful voice on ethics, professional responsibility and inclusion.

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SHAPES THE FUTURE

Our leaders convene a biennial convention and business meeting on trending issues in the legislature, provide timely updates, nurture new friendships and social activities.

HOW THE ASSOCIATION WORKS FOR SOCIETY

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PROVIDES GRANTS TO CURRENT TEACHERS

Through the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation, members distribute $35,000+ in grants to active teachers for worthwhile projects.

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DEFENDS DIGNITY OF LOW-INCOME RETIREES

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association stands by those retired educators who are vulnerable and struggling to pay bills. The Foundation provides a modest amount of assistance every year to retirees who need help.

Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) and the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) are working together to benefit the memberships of both Associations. When an active member of IPA retires and joins IPA Retired, the membership in IPA Retired automatically includes membership in the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.

The association and IPA have a history of working together on various issues. The IPA has always helped us to promote the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation grants by sending flyers and emails to its members. Plus Illinois Retired Teachers Association has provided seminars to those IPA members who are about to retire from education.

This partnership is a win-win situation for both associations. The IPA provides to its retired members both the benefits and the representation resulting from Illinois Retired Teachers Association membership. We increase our membership of retired Illinois educators, as well as increases its exposure to the active IPA membership. This partnership is another positive step in our membership recruitment efforts in school districts.

If you are currently a member of Illinois Retired Teachers Association but are also eligible for IPA Retired membership, please consider joining.

You’re invited to join the IL Principals Association for only $75 which includes your Illinois Retired Teachers Association dues.

Call Lisa at 217-241-2648.

Join Illinois Retired Teachers Association Today:

Questions? Please call (800)728-4782, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CST. Or use our online signup forms: