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  • Employers: FY2020 contribution rates are available here.
  • Active Members & Retirees: Watch your mailbox for the TRS Horizons Spring/Summer 2019 newsletter.

TRS is moving!

Effective July 29, 2019, TRS staff and operations will relocate to the first floor of the office building at 100 N. Park Avenue in downtown Helena. Our telephone numbers and mailing address will remain the same.

Why? TRS has simply outgrown its building near the Capitol. The larger space downtown will accommodate the needs of our staff and members well into the future, with better visitor parking near the entrance and fully ADA-compliant facilities. Watch this space for more details, maps, and directions!

The move is scheduled to take place over the weekend of July 27-28, 2019 so that our normal weekday operations are unaffected.

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View of main entrance on Benton Avenue (west side of building).
TRS will occupy space on the first floor as of July 29, 2019.

The TRS Mission

Our mission is to promote long-term financial security for our members while maintaining the stability of the fund.

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.

NEW: Are you a Montana public school board member? TRS has created an informational web page just for you.

Public pensions contribute to the state and local economy

For fiscal year 2018, TRS paid more than $295 million to 13,000+ retired members living in Montana's 56 counties. These dollars flow back into your local communities.

Click the map for more information about benefits paid to recipients in Montana, across the U.S., and around the world.

TRS Retirement Benefits Paid by County

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