Insurance Benefit Choice Period Begins on May 1
The Benefit Choice Period will be May 1 through May 31, 2013 for all benefit recipients. If you do not wish to change any insurance benefits, you do not need to do anything. Your coverage will continue. Elections will be effective July 1, 2013. Benefit recipients or dependent beneficiaries who have never been enrolled in TRIP may enroll during the Benefit Choice Period. The Benefit Choice Period is the only time of the year a benefit recipient may change health plans, with the following two exceptions: the benefit recipient’s permanent address changes affecting availability to their HMO plan or the primary care physician leaves the benefit recipient’s HMO plan.
All Benefit Choice changes should be made on the TRS Benefit Choice form that is provided below as the first link. Benefit recipients should complete the form only if changes are being made. Dependent beneficiaries must be enrolled in the same plan as the benefit recipient. If you are already enrolled in TRIP and wish to make a change in coverage, please print, complete and return the form listed below to TRS. If you are enrolling yourself or an eligible dependent for the first time during the Benefit Choice Period, please contact TRS for a TRIP enrollment application.
TRIP Benefit Choice Application (PDF)
Message to Benefit Recipients (PDF)
Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP) Summary (PDF)
Benefit Choice Options booklet (PDF)
Benefit Choice website