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Indiana EdCast Episode #24

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Feb 21, 2018 1:11:21 PM

Sudi Naraine from AMBA, talks to Tom Mellish about Home Health Care Insurance Plan they carry for IRTA members.

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Topics: Health, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Episode #23

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Feb 12, 2018 11:17:16 AM

Tom Mellish is joined by Steve Beebe and they discuss Niezgodski for filing a CoLA bill, Hate Bill, Legislative Brunch, and more.

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Topics: Legislature, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Episode #22

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Feb 1, 2018 2:16:54 PM

Tom Mellish is joined by Steve Beebe and they discuss SB 373, the Rule of 95, the DC Default Bill, various pension matters, other educational issues, Sunday sales and cold beer, gun permits, and the legislative brunch.

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Topics: Legislature, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Episode #21

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 24, 2018 10:25:52 AM

Welcome and thanks for listening to Episode #21 of our podcast, Indiana EdCast! 

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Topics: Legislature, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Episode #20

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 17, 2018 6:08:21 PM

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Welcome and thanks for listening to Episode #20 of our podcast, Indiana EdCast! 

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Topics: Legislature, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Episode #19

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 3, 2018 9:59:00 AM

Welcome and thanks for listening to Episode #19 of our podcast, Indiana EdCast! 

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Topics: Legislature, Indiana EdCAST

How to Determine When to Retire from Teaching

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Dec 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you're a teacher thinking about when you should retire, you have a lot to consider. 

In this post we will cover the essentials to help you determine when to retire from teaching. It is our hope that this guide will provide you with an overview of the procedures of the Indiana State Teacher's Retirement Fund (ISTRF), as well as the personal and emotional considerations involved.

The Indiana Retired Teachers Association is committed to assisting active educators in making informed retirement decisions. The Association works to protect retirement benefits and to improve retirement benefits of all retired teachers.

Read our in-depth guide: Retirement Guide for Indiana Teachers

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Topics: finance, Post Retirement

A year-end message from our Executive Director

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Dec 20, 2017 11:14:55 AM

As we celebrate the holiday season, we have many reasons to be thankful and feel blessed.

I continue to travel around the state to our many local chapters and have truly enjoyed each stop. Indiana has been blessed to have had such caring and passionate teachers.

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Topics: Insider

Is it a Scam? How to Identify and Avoid Scams That Target Seniors

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Dec 14, 2017 9:51:58 AM

 Millions of older Americans have been the victims of scams. Scams against seniors have become so prevalent, the FBI dubbed them “the crime of the 21st century” and created a website devoted to preventing and reporting this kind of fraud.

Scammers can be very tricky, posing as creditors, tech support workers, insurance agents, and even loved ones. In fact, The National Council on Aging cautions seniors that many scams are perpetrated by a person’s own family, contributing to a figure of 90 percent of all elder abuse committed by adult children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members .

Let’s take a closer look at how to identify scams and avoid becoming a victim.

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Topics: Safety

Indiana EdCast Episode #18

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Dec 13, 2017 1:38:48 PM

Welcome and thanks for listening to Episode #18 of our podcast, Indiana EdCast! 

In this episode, we are joined by Jeff Hutson of the INPRS. Jeff is the Communications Director for INPRS. Jeff provides us information on the changes going into effect in January regarding INPRS and other information about our retirement system.

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Topics: Legislature, Indiana EdCAST

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