Retirement Information

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Retiree Benefits

Employees retiring directly from active service with Hamilton County Department of Education and not entitled to Medicare by reason of age or disability may be eligible to continue medical health coverage with payment of the appropriate premiums.  

At age 65, retirees and/or dependent spouses currently on our health plan will transition to Medicare on the first day of the month of your birthday month.  If your birthday is on the 1st of the month you will go to Medicare the month prior on the 1st of the month.  

Retiree Benefits at a Glance


Below you will find retiree benefit rates for medical and for vision/dental through COBRA.

Please contact TCRS, 1-800-922-7772, if you have questions regarding your pension plan with TCRS.

Please contact Lori Heffington, (423) 498-7086, if you have questions regarding retiree insurance benefits or transitioning to Medicare. 

Please contact Laurie Silvia (423) 498-7067, if you have questions regarding your TCRS employer verification or TCRS return to work documentation. 

Retirement FAQ