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Counseling Services

To make an appointment, log into your MyTRA account or call 1-800-657-3669 (press “1” to connect with our appointment desk). Specify the office where you would like your appointment.

We offer a variety of counseling services to answer questions about your TRA pension benefits.

All sessions are by appointment. This enables the counselor to review your account and prepare material specific to your situation, such as,

The counselor will also describe the procedures necessary for you to get the best outcome.

Counseling options include:

 

Planning for Retirement Group Workshops

To make an appointment, log into your MyTRA account or call 1-800-657-3669 (press “1” to connect with our appointment desk).

Our Preparing for Retirement workshop is tailored to those members within 10 years of retirement.

At this 3-hour workshop, you will be given a personalized, detailed estimate of your projected monthly retirement benefit, an explanation of how your benefit is calculated and details on each of the six available annuity plan options.

Other topics covered include:

All workshops begin at 8:30 am and end about 11:30 am.

City Day & Date
Alexandria Thurs, July 06
Bemidji Wed, July 26
Brainerd Tues, August 08
Detroit Lakes Wed, July 12
Duluth Thurs, June 29
  Wed, July 26
East Grand Forks Wed, July 19
Fergus Falls Thurs, June 29 cancelled *
Hibbing Thurs, August 10
Hutchinson Thurs, June 29
Mankato Wed, June 28
  Wed, July 12
  Wed, July 26
  Wed, August 16
Marshall Wed, August 02
Moorhead Thurs, August 03
Pine City Thurs, July 27
Rochester Thurs, June 29
  Thurs, July 13
  Tues, August 08
St. Cloud Wed, July 12
  Fri, July 28
  Fri, August 18
St. Paul Thurs, June 29th
  Thurs, July 13
  Thurs, July 20
  Thurs, July 27
  Thurs, August 3
  Thurs, August 10
Thief River Falls Thurs, July 06
Virginia Thurs, July 13
Willmar Tues, June 27
Worthington Thurs, July 20

 

 

Individual Counseling — TRA Offices

Head to a TRA office for an individual counseling session in St. Paul, Duluth, Detroit Lakes, Mankato, and St. Cloud.

To make an appointment, log into your MyTRA account or call 1-800-657-3669 (press “1” to connect with our appointment desk).

Specify the office where you would like your appointment.

Review the Counseling Appointment Checklist prior to your session.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALERT! The 35E Pennsylvania exit is closed permanently. This affects arriving to our St. Paul office from 35E or eastbound I94.

Refer to this map to see if your route to the St. Paul TRA office is affected.

 

Webinars

Planning for Retirement -- this webinar is geared towards members of the Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association who are nearing retirement (typically, over age 50). Get answers to the questions you have about your pension and the decisions you will have to make. Learn about

Webinars are scheduled for

Click here to registration.

 


For Your Security:

As part of our ongoing security initiative, members will be required to present photo identification when visiting a TRA office, including satellite offices, as well as any other individual counseling and group workshop locations. Acceptable forms of ID include a state driver’s license, state employee badge, school district ID, passport, state non-driver ID or company-issued badge with photo. As long as the photo ID presented matches the member’s identity, it need not be current, such as an expired driver’s license.

If accommodations for a meeting are needed, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call 800.657.3669 or 800.627.3529 (TTY) as far in advance as possible.

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