LRTA Membership


With a presence in virtually every community in the state, LRTA has something for every retired teacher.

  • More than 90 Local Units throughout state
  • 11 LRTA District Associations in state
  • LRTA office in Baton Rouge coordinates activities
  • Major influence in protecting and improving pension benefits for retirees.
  • Monitor state legislative and retirement proceedings with LRTA Legislative priorities.
  • Information on local units in each parish available through LRTA office.


LRTA and its 11 state-wide districts do not endorse candidates for political office.
Membership in LRTA Offers:

  • Quarterly LRTA Newsletters.
  • Liaison with Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana.
  • Liaison with State Employees Group Benefits Programs.
  • Semi-annual state conventions.
  • Liaison with state AARP and with NRTA.
  • Promotes image of dignity and independence of aging.
  • Provides and encourages opportunity for contact with friends and associates.


Income tax assistance and 55 Alive Driving program conducted through LRTA and AARP units.

  • National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) is a division of AARP serving retired educators and administrators 50 and over.
  • Colorful, bimonthly NRTA edition of Modern Maturity magazine and monthly NRTA Bulletin.
  • Local participation in national volunteer commitment to support local youth programs.
  • National network of retired teacher associations.
  • Legislative representation at state and national level.
  • Legislative representation at state and national level.



  1. Represents the interests of Louisiana’s retired education community on proposals considered by the TRSL board of trustees, by the Louisiana legislature, and by the U.S. Congress.
  2. Supports Permanent Benefit Increases (PBIs) for eligible benefit recipients.
  3. Will continue to work with legislative leaders and committees to increase the level of benefits for oldest retirees and to review methods for granting future PBIs from the Employee Experience Account.
  4. Is working toward obtaining legislative appropriations to pay down the IUAL.
  5. Supports appropriate levels of health insurance coverage for retirees through the Office of Group Benefits and local school boards.
  6. Provides current information about LRTA on
  7. Provides four newsletters mailed to all members each year.
  8. Supports repeal of Social Security Administration benefit offsets known as GPO and WEP.
  9. Opposes changes in the current governance, administrative, and benefit structure of TRSL.
  10. Opposes mandatory Social Security coverage of Louisiana’s actively employed educators.    
  11. Maintains a staffed state office to coordinate state activities.
  12. Works with district and local units to provide programs and information.
  13. Endorses Association Member Benefits Advisors to offer insurance products to our members.
  14. There is no other association that works exclusively for Louisiana’s retired education community.


If you have any questions about LRTA, please contact us at

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Select A Membership Level (an explanation of the different levels of membership is provided below)

LRTA annual dues assessments are $30 and include membership from April 1-March 31 the following year. Several choices are available for payment of LRTA dues.

You can authorize the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana to deduct your LRTA dues from your retirement check annually on April 1. You may cancel this authorization at any time by written request to the LRTA office.

Lifetime Memberships are also available. The dues assessment for a lifetime membership is 20 times the regular membership dues assessment of $30.00, or $600.00.

Annual dues assessments for Associate Members are $12.00. Associate memberships in LRTA are available to actively employed teachers and other employees of the education community and to individuals who may be interested in supporting the causes of retired educators. Associate members receive the same benefits as regular members with the exception of holding a state-wide office or voting for candidates in state-wide office elections.