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.


  • Health Care — discounted long-term care insurance, discounted dental insurance plan, discounted hearing instrument plan, and discounted vision plan
  • Free legal service — nationwide Legaline
  • Free finance and investment information service
  • Discounted auto and home insurance
  • Life Insurance and Identity Theft Protection (Life Lock)
  • Commonwealth Credit Union
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Discounts on travel
  • Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance
  • Bay Alarm Medical Alert System
  • Three printed newspapers each year
  • Three electronic edition newsletters each year
  • Annual statewide convention
  • Annual regional workshops
  • A larger voice in Frankfort
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  • 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


Still Growing

  • 18,921 (January 15, 1999)
  • 19,564 (January 14, 2000)
  • 24,271 (January 12, 2005)
  • 27,128 (January 11, 2010)
  • 30,000 (January 17, 2015)
  • 32,519 (February 05, 2019)