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TRA is excited to offer a faster way of conveying information to our members and employers through videos and pre-recorded webinars. These presentations provide a general overview of various topics and are convenient to watch, even if you don’t have a lot of time to spare.

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Welcome to TRA
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Your TRA Benefits: The Teaching Years An overview of the benefits and services TRA provides members. Designed with the mid-career teachers in mind, this presentation explores topics such as disability and survivorship coverage, purchase of prior service and portability issues, leaves of absence and their impact on your future retirement benefit and use of the TRA web site benefit calculators.
  View Recorded Webinar 35 minutes  
Register a MyTRA online account To create an online account you must create a user name and password. Remember, this is not mandatory -- you need only register if you want to access your information online.
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Combined Service Annuity (CSA) Combining TRA service with service from other Minnesota public pension funds.
  View Video 4 min 7 sec Script/text only
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Preparing for Retirement

  Choosing A Plan That is Right For You
The differences among the six annuity plans and the benefits available to you and your beneficiary.
  View Video 4 min 47 sec Script/text only
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  Create a retirement benefit estimate
How much will you get when you retire? Use our online estimate calculator to calculate your benefit under all six annuity plans.
  View Video 4 min 41 sec Reference information
  Choosing Whether to Accelerate Your Benefit
Accelerating your benefit to age 62, 65 or normal retirement age. Is it right for you?
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Completing Your Retirement Application instructions for completing the TRA Retirement Annuity Application.
  View Webinar 15 min 10 sec


Pre-Retirement Beneficiary OptionsPre-retirement beneficiary options for single and married members.
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Refund of Contributions Requesting a refund of your contributions; know your options and the implications.
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Introduction to Employer Reporting    
  View Video 7 min 43 sec Script/text only
Service Credit for Employers    
  View Video 16 min Transcript



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