Archive for May 12th, 2019

TRS Strategy To Control Health Care Costs Screws Plan Members

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

The following article reports that “TRS trustees noted the only tools available to them to address rising costs each year are to”:

  1. increase premiums
  2. lower benefits
  3. or a combination of both


Meanwhile, smart plan sponsors have solved the rising cost of health care in Texas and it ain’t by increasing premiums and lowering benefits. Rather, it’s by lowering costs and improving benefits at the same time……sounds crazy doesn’t it?

(The Texas legislature’s answer to addressing rising health care costs isĀ House Bill 3987, that if passed, will authorize a committee to study the issue and report back in two years. But some Texas school districts are not waiting……..)