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TRS Awards New Medical Plan Contracts

February 26, 2020 • Sarah James

TRS Awards New Medical Plan Contracts

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) trustees have selected medical plan administrators for TRS-ActiveCare and TRS-Care.

TRS-ActiveCare and TRS-Care Standard will be administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). TRS-Care Medicare Advantage will be administered by United Healthcare (UHC). The new contracts are expected to save $754 million over the next three to five years, improving the position of the TRS trust funds.

The transition dates are as follows:

  • TRS-ActiveCare to BCBSTX effective September 1, 2020
  • TRS-Care plans to BCBSTX and UHC effective January 1, 2021

For more information on the topic, check out the TRS News Release.

Sarah James is a communications specialist at TASB HR Services. Send Sarah an email at sarah.james@tasb.org.

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