October 1, 2020 – TRS offices remain closed to the public.
Most staff continue to work remotely, but can be reached by telephone.
Call us at (406) 444-3134 or (866) 600-4045.
- Our mailing address is: TRS, PO Box 200139, Helena MT 59620-0139
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions document (pdf – 4/9/2020)
- Access the Governor's Coronavirus Task Force page here: https://covid19.mt.gov
Active Members: Look for TRS at the 2020 MFPE Educator Conference!
Public pensions contribute to the state and local economy
For fiscal year 2020, TRS paid over $384 millon to nearly 17,000 retirees and other benefit recipients. Of that amount, over $320 million was paid to 13,570 recipients living right here in Montana. These dollars flow back into your local communities.
Click the image below to view a more detailed breakdown by county (pdf).
School Boards page
Are you a Montana public school board member? TRS has created a new, informational webpage just for you.
The TRS Mission
Our mission is to promote long-term financial security for our members while proactively maintaining the stability of the system.
The most common sources of income for retirees in the U.S. are Social Security and personal savings (including investments). TRS members have the added security of a defined benefit pension plan in which the monthly benefit amount is based on both their years of service and their average final compensation. Defined benefits are guaranteed for the member's lifetime.
All TRS members contribute a percentage of their earned income as a share of the funding for their retirement, disability, and death benefits. TRS employers also contribute a share based on their employees' total earned income. The employer contributions go into a statewide pool and those pooled funds are invested by the Montana Board of Investments to provide long-term funding for TRS benefits.
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