Join LRTA Today!
DID YOU KNOW
You can have your dues automatically deducted from your retirement check once a year in April? Never worry about dues lapsing or mailing in a renewal form!
LRTA annual dues assessments are $30 a year. Annual dues include membership from April 1-March 31 the following year.
The dues assessment for retirees age 79 and under considering Lifetime Membership is 20 times the regular membership dues assessment of $30, or $600.
In 2019, the LRTA membership approved changes to the LRTA Bylaws that allow an adjusted assessment for retirees ages 80 and over. The dues assessment for retirees age 80 and over considering Lifetime Membership is $300.
LRTA dues assessments for Associate Members are $12 a year. 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.
If you prefer to mail in your dues, click here to download the Membership Form. Please complete this form and return to LRTA to join or renew your dues (the renewal process is the same as joining LRTA).
GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN LRTA AND YOUR LOCAL LRTA UNIT
- 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.
- Supports Permanent Benefit Increases (PBIs) for eligible benefit recipients.
- 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.
- Is working toward obtaining legislative appropriations to pay down the IUAL.
- Supports appropriate levels of health insurance coverage for retirees through the Office of Group Benefits and local school boards.
- Provides current information about LRTA on lrta.net.
- Provides four newsletters mailed to all members each year.
- Supports repeal of Social Security Administration benefit offsets known as GPO and WEP.
- Opposes changes in the current governance, administrative, and benefit structure of TRSL.
- Opposes mandatory Social Security coverage of Louisiana’s actively employed educators.
- Maintains a staffed state office to coordinate state activities.
- Works with district and local units to provide programs and information.
- Endorses Association Member Benefits Advisors to offer insurance products to our members.
- 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 email@example.com.
LOCAL & DISTRICT-LEVEL
With a presence in virtually every community in the state, LRTA has something for every retired teacher.
- Over 70 local Units throughout state
- 11 LRTA District throughout state
- Major influence in protecting and improving pension benefits for retirees.
- Provides and encourages opportunity for contact with friends and associates.
- Promotes image of dignity and independence of aging.
- Information on local Units in each parish and LRTA Districts available through LRTA office or online with the LRTA Districts and Units Directory.
Membership in LRTA offers:
- Quarterly LRTA Newsletters.
- Representation on state legislation and retirement proceedings guided by the LRTA Legislative priorities.
- Liaison with Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL).
- Liaison with State Employees Group Benefits Programs.
- Semi-annual state conventions.
- Liaison with state AARP and with NRTA.
**LRTA and its 11 state-wide districts do not endorse candidates for political office.
LEVEL-NRTA and ASRTE
- The National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) is a division of AARP serving retired educators and administrators 50 and over.
- NRTA encourages local participation in national volunteer commitment to support local youth programs.
- NRTA provides legislative representation at state and national level.
- The Association of State Retired Teacher Executives (ASRTE) is a national network for executives representing state organizations for retired teachers.
- ASRTE strengthens state and local retired teachers organizations by creating a national network to develop effective methods of interaction between state and local officers and discuss mutual concerns and problems.