Health Benefits for Adjuncts
Adjuncts who have taught AT LEAST 7.5 LEH in each the fall and
spring semesters have successfully purchased TRS credit for the
years that this requirement was met. You need NOT to have been
a previous TRS enrollee to take part in this program.
The first step is to print out Form 221:
Once you access the form, you will need to fill out your name,
social, address, and answer the first question in section A. Finally,
send the form to Chista Shirazi in HR at HBC. Chista's email is
and her phone no. is 223-7527.
In addition, we have discovered that adjuncts CAN take money
from their ACC retirement (Money Purchase Plan) to buy back TRS
years. However, you must have a 30-day break in service in order
to do this. The adjuncts who have taken this route simply do not
teach during one of the 5.5 week summer sessions. Contact Alisol Martinez for more information. Alisol's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
and her phone no. is 223-7800.
This information is relevant not only to adjuncts who are close
to retirement age, but also to those who may have met the requirement
for any given year and may thus be eligible to receive a TRS annuity
upon retirement. The longer you wait to purchase these years,
the more interest you must pay (5% per year). If you are able
to purchase each year as you earn it, you will not have to pay
any interest at all -- just the 6.4% of your salary that you would
Under the TRS plan, you can retire at age 65 with a minimum of
five years service credit. You can retire at an earlier age if
you have more years of service and meet the rule of 80 (age +
# of yrs. service = 80).
Note: Verification of service with TRS is a long process and
it takes six months or more to process each individual report.
HR is operating on a “first come first serve” basis.
Therefore, please be patient and allow your paperwork to be processed
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