Illinois Retired Teachers Association


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Types of IRTA 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
  • Associate Annual Members - pay $25 each year 
    (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)

Use Our Online Signup Forms:

SIGN UP FOR DUES DEDUCT MEMBERSHIP ONLINE

SIGN UP FOR PIPELINE MEMBERSHIP FOR ACTIVE TEACHERS

PURCHASE OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP ONLINE 

How the IRTA Works for You

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Enrich Your Retirement
Build your retirement status while you pursue your interests – travel, write, teach, lead, lobby and learn.

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Sharpen Your Knowledge
Access content from legislative updates, emails and periodicals. Join IRTA at regional meetings and view practical online resources.

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Save Money
Technology savings, discounts on products and services are included with your membership along with discounts on products and services you use daily.

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Receive ‘Action’ Quarterly
The Action covers the trends, people and efforts to protect your pension and health benefits.

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Protect Yourself, Your Family & Your Retirement
A membership benefit designed to guard against financial disruption for you, your family. You can expect unique coverage options, competitive pricing, and exceptional service from the AMBA insurance programs and options.

How the IRTA Works for Your Retirement Annuity

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Advocate for Retirees
Our lobbyists coordinate with members to fight legislation that could negatively affect the promised pension or healthcare benefits.

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Create 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.

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

How the IRTA Works for Society

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Provide Grants to Current Teachers
Through the IRTA Foundation, members distribute $35,000+ in grants to active teachers for worthwhile projects.

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Defend Dignity of Low-Income Retirees
The IRTA 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.

IRTA and the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) are working together to benefit the memberships of both Associations. The agreement is very simple. Here's how it works: When an active member of IPA retires and joins IPA Retired, the membership in IPA Retired automatically includes membership in the IRTA.

IRTA and IPA have a history of working together on various issues. The IPA has always helped us to promote the IRTA Foundation grants by sending flyers and emails to its members. IRTA, on the other hand, has always provided a seminar 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 IRTA membership. IRTA, on the other hand, increases its 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 IRTA but are also eligible for IPA Retired membership, please consider joining IPA Retired.

 


You’re invited to join the IL Principals Association for only $75 which includes your IRTA dues.
Call Lisa at 217-241-2648.

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