The Kentucky Retired Teachers Association was established in 1957 out of a need for organized support for retired teachers. KRTA remains the “only organization in the state that has as its main purpose to look out for the welfare of retired educators.” From its inception, KRTA has continued to grow in numbers and respect. Through its commitment to the priorities set forth by the leadership, more than 32,000 members enjoy numerous benefits, both individually and as a group.


  • Long-term care insurance partner
  • Dental & Vision plans
  • Free legal service — nationwide Legaline
  • Free finance and investment information service
  • Life Insurance and Identity Theft Protection (Life Lock)
  • Commonwealth Credit Union
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Home Helpers
  • Travel with Collette Travel
  • Triple A Discount
  • Three printed newspapers each year
  • Three electronic edition newsletters each year
  • Annual statewide convention
  • Annual regional workshops
  • A larger voice in Frankfort


  • Governed by the state executive committee
  • President, president-elect, vice president
  • State council
  • Representatives from each district
  • Co-chairs of membership, health & insurance and legislative committees
  • KRTA office in Louisville staffed by two full-time and four part-time employees