Become A Member, For So Many Reasons


For years, IRTA has been working to make sure Indiana school employees like you enjoy the retirement they deserve. Become a member, and we’ll provide:

Membership is a small cost that significantly impacts the quality of life for you and other school employees. But we can’t do it without you. The more members we have, the bigger our voice.

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Your Association Is Ready To Help


No one knows what it’s like to retire from a lifetime of teaching better than other retired teachers. We at IRTA know the level of dedication you put into your students. The specific challenges that teachers face in retirement. We work together to protect your pension, offer benefits, promote education and meet new friends. We offer three opportunities to connect - as a Regular Member, Lifetime Member, or Associate Member.

You will value our excellent member benefits, and you will feel part of a special organization that represents your best interest and promotes educational excellence in Indiana. Be part of something special. 


Pension Protection


We're the organization guarding your retirement income from legislative changes that could reduce your pension. We've been fighting for years, and this is no time to stop. Pensions could be questioned here and all over the country at any time.

IRTA works tirelessly in the Indiana legislature to protect your future pension benefits. An experienced lobbyist, paid by IRTA, provides legislative representation, proposes legislation, obtains sponsors, and testifies at legislative committee meetings on behalf of IRTA members. Together, we can defend pensions.


Access To Benefits


When you retire, you often lose dental, vision, and other insurance benefits. Your state benefits, and even Medicare, might not cover you in these areas. There's no out-of-pocket maximum.

The good news? Your membership gives you access to a wide range of quality insurance plans. As a member, you'll enjoy access to policies designed to protect your medical and financial well-being, from life insurance to Medicare supplement plans. And thanks to our strength in numbers, you can enroll in the coverage you need at discounted group rates.


Social Opportunities


Are you looking forward to meeting others and socializing again? Join IRTA now and be ready for future opportunities like nights out with friends old and new, group travel, volunteering, and more. You'll be invited to meetings and other events to keep you connected to like-minded people. And that's just the beginning.

Research shows that social connection is critical to our mental, physical and emotional health. That's reason alone to join. Become a member today and be among friends.


Plus Many Other Reasons To Join


Membership in IRTA also includes access to news updates, IRTA events, chapter organizations, and the ability to talk to a live person about your membership benefits or any of IRTA's activities. 

With so many advantages to the membership at such a reasonable cost, it's time to join your association.



Choose Your Membership



To be eligible, you must either be a retired educator from Indiana or be the beneficiary of a retired educator who is receiving a pension from the Indiana State Teachers' Retirement Fund.

Your membership includes:


We offer lifetime memberships that require a one-time payment or three-yearly installments, depending on your age:


One-Time Payment

Annual Installments

50 & under


$224 for 3 years, $732 total

51 - 74


$194 for 3 years, $582 total

75 & older


$127 for 3 years, $381 total


We welcome active educators, spouses of retired teachers, and others who do not receive an educator's pension to join as an associate member.

Your membership includes:



Join IRTA Today


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