New employees are automatically enrolled as members of TRS based on the information you submit in the monthly employee detail file. Each new member receives a welcome letter, which includes instructions on how to register for an online TRS account. This secure, personal account allows each member to manage his or her account at anytime and from anywhere.
As you know, members can update beneficiary information online via their TRS account. We ask that you stress the importance of maintaining beneficiary designations to each new member, as TRS law requires that the settlement of a member's account is made according to the beneficiary designation on file with TRS at the time of death.