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Benefit Programs

The following links will take you off the ERS website and to the websites of our benefit programs.

Health Insurance

Prescription Drug Coverage

Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Basic Term, Optional Term, Dependent Term and Retiree Fixed Optional Life Insurance;
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) 

Dental Coverage

Tax-advantaged Spending/Savings Accounts


Texas Income Protection PlanSM (TIPP)

  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance Administered by ReedGroup

State of Texas Vision

  • Administered by Superior Vision

Dependent Eligibility Verification

  • Administered by Alight Solutions

Discount Purchase Program

  • Administered by Beneplace

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  • Being kind to others can benefit your mental and physical health.

  • Allergy season, like an unwelcome guest at your door, is here. Your pharmacy benefits can help you put up your best defense.

  • If you struggle with thoughts or feelings that make it harder to get through your day, you’re not alone. 

  • Ready to take control of your financial future? Texa$averSM is here to help! Tune in to ERS’ Texa$aver Thursday webinar May 19—and let a Texa$aver Retirement Plan Advisor show you how to jumpstart your personal savings plan. 

  • The 2022 plan year for participants in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) is more than half over. If you’re enrolled in State of Texas Vision that means the clock is ticking for you to take full advantage of your PY22 benefits before they expire on August 31. 

More news for ERS State employees
  • During May we will be providing opportunities to connect and explore topics related to mental health so we can all help to improve our workplace cultures across the state.

  • Have you ever wondered how ERS and its health plan administrators can offer great extra benefits, like gym memberships, at no cost to you? Learn more about value-added benefits and the role they play in supporting your health.

  • Hearing loss is common as you age. Fortunately, your health plan offers benefits for hearing assessments and hearing aids. Learn about your coverage and what to watch out for when evaluating hearing aids.
  • As you age, there may be times when you need specialized care at home after a hospital stay or injury, or maybe just a helping hand with daily tasks. Learn about the home health benefits available through your Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan.
  • If you’re staying active and remembering your annual check-up, you hopefully will be rewarded with good health. Why not get a little something extra for your effort? Read about incentive programs that reward you for wellness-related activities.

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