HSTA - Retired
1200 Ala Kapuna St., Honolulu, HI 96819
Oahu District
Hawai`i District
Maui County District
Kauai District
Moloka`i Community Club
Lana'i Community Club
West Hawai`i Community Club
NEA-R Life Membership
Nine Steps to a Happy Retirement
Returning to Work
Medicare Part B Reimbursements
HSTA/HSTA-Retired Member Benefits



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Enter the numbers following  8878 - _ _ _ _ _ from the front of the card.

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NEA-Retired Members Benefits At-A-Glance

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[Hawaii State Teachers Association - HSTA]

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[Social Security], [SS Benefit Calculator], [NEA - Retired]

[State of Hawaii - Employees' Retirement System]


[State of Hawaii - EUTF   Hawai`i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund]

[HSTA - VEBA   Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Trust ]


[City & County of Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division]     [Hawaii County Office of Aging]

[County of Maui Hawai`i Office on Aging]     [County of Kauai Agency on Elderly Affiars]

Hawaii State Teachers Association - Retired


HSTA-R, the largest retired teachers organization in Hawaii, was established by HSTA in 1995.
In 2010 HSTA-R completed its 15th year.
Prior to 1995 retirees were individual HSTA members without their own organization.
Since 1995 HSTA-R has had its own by-laws, officers, and Board of Directors.
HSTA-R is an affiliate of the Hawaii State Teachers Association (13,000 active members) and the National Education Association (3.2 million members).


HSTA-R has as its purposes:
Promoting the social, professional, and economic status and general welfare of members,
Furnishing a practical basis for united action with others who are devoted to the welfare of public education,
Promoting voluntary participation by its members in civic and educational affairs,
Initiating and supporting legislative action that is beneficial to retired public school teachers, their families and their communities, and
Supporting HSTA and its programs.


To become a HSTA-R member an applicant must have been a:
     member of HSTA at the time of retirement from the DOE, or
     member of HSTA for any five years before retirement, or
     member of another NEA state affiliate prior to retirement.
Unified membership is required: HSTA-R, and NEA-R.
HSTA had about 1,000 individual retired members prior to June 1995.
HSTA-R now has more than 5,390 members.

HSTA-R State Organization

The annual Delegate Assembly is the highest HSTA-R governance body.
     It elects the state officers and directors, adopts the budget, and passes resolutions and new business items.
The State Board of Directors meets quarterly and serves as the policy-making body between Delegate Assemblies.
The Executive Committee, comprised of the state officers, meets monthly; and directs and coordinates state programs and activities.
State committees implement those programs and activities.

HSTA-R State Activities

Publishing of a state newsletter, The Messenger,
Monitoring the State Legislature, Employee Retirement System, Hawai'i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, and HSTA VEBA Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Trust,
Presenting pre-retirement planning workshops for teachers during HSTA Institute Week and for HSTA Chapters and schools.
Promoting the integration of HSTA-R members into HSTA programs and activities;
Supporting HSTA goals, priorities and activities, and
Working cooperatively with other organizations on issues that are important to members, their families, and communities.

HSTA-R District Organizations

HSTA-Retired is divided into four geographic districts (membership):
     HSTA-R Kauai District (310),
     HSTA-R Oahu District (3,811),
     HSTA-R Maui County District (531),
     HSTA-R Hawaii District (727).
Districts support HSTA-R state priorities and activities.
Each district has officers and is governed by a Council.
Each district conducts its own activities.
Each district publishes a newsletter.

HSTA-R and Hawaii State Teachers Association

HSTA-R is represented on the following HSTA governance bodies:
     Representative Assembly
     State Board of Directors,
     State Standing Committees,
     VEBA Board of Trustees.

HSTA-R and National Education Association

HSTA-R sends delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly and the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting.
HSTA-R sends members to the NEA-R Organizing Conference.

HSTA-R and Other Organizations

HSTA-R is affiliated with:
     Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans
     Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition


Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Hawaii State Teachers Association-Retired, April 28, 2017


June 2014

"Teaching Today for Hawaii's Tomorrow"