Teacher Retirement New Teachers Will No Longer Get This Retirement Benefit. Will It Affect Recruitment? By Liz Schlemmer • Jan 12, 2021 Nick Youngson | Alpha Stock Images Listen Listening... / 4:31 Liz Schlemmer reports on the impact of the state ending the retiree health insurance benefit for new state employees hired this year and beyond. Maverick Whitley is a junior at Brevard College majoring in music education. He's been playing instruments since he was three years old and dreams of being a high school music teacher.