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TRS is one of the largest pension systems in the United States. We provide New York City educators with retirement,
disability, and death benefit services. In addition to our basic Qualified Pension Plan, we administer one of the largest
unified Section 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity Programs in the country.

TRS membership is available to educators who work for the New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York, or participating New York City Charter Schools. Overall, our programs serve approximately 195,000 in-service members, retirees, and beneficiaries.

Keep Your Beneficiaries Informed

BeneficiariesWe often remind our members to keep their beneficiary information up to date with TRS. But it's just as important that your beneficiaries have the information about TRS that they may need someday.

TRS has two brochures that can help--one for beneficiaries of retired members, and another for beneficiaries of members who are not retired. Please share these brochures with your beneficiaries, and keep copies of them with your important records.

More specific information is available in our online FAQs about Death Benefits. There are different FAQs for members who are retired and those who are not retired.