TRS Group Long-term Care Insurance
through Genworth Life Ins. Co.
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) first introduced the Group Long Term Care Insurance Program for Public School Employees in 2000, as a result of legislation that is now codified in Chapter 1576, Texas Insurance Code, and TRS Rules. The group long term care insurer is always selected by the TRS Trustees following a competitive bidding process. The current group long term care insurer is Genworth Life Ins. Co. (Genworth), a part of Genworth Financial.
Eligible persons between the ages of 18 and 80 include active Texas public school Employees who are contributing members of TRS and TRS Retirees, their spouses, parents and parents-in-law, and grandparents who are eligible may apply. Eligible persons must be legal U.S. residents. All applications are subject to the underwriting requirements of Genworth.
Employee: a contributing member of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who is employed by a Public School and is not entitled to coverage in a group insurance program under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act or the State University Employees Uniform Insurance Benefits Act Public School means a school district; another education district whose employees are members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; a regional education service center established under Chapter 8, Texas Education Code; and an open-enrollment charter school established under Subchapter D, Chapter 12, Texas Education Code
Retiree: a former contributing member of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who has retired under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and who satisfies the age and service requirements determined by the Policyholder and is not entitled to coverage in a group insurance program under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act of the State University Employees Uniform Insurance Benefits Act.
The Genworth Group Policy is intended to be a federally tax qualified long term care insurance contract under Section 7702B(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as amended by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 – Public Law 104-191). Insurance is available to eligible persons under Policy Number 09014 issued to the Group Policyholder on policy form series 7046POL-TRS 07/09 and 7046CERT-TRS 07/09.