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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) Insurance Insured by Minnesota Life, an affiliate of Securian Financial Group, Inc.

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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01 Aug, 2018

The new plan year is right around the corner. Learn about your next steps.

01 Aug, 2018

It’s a new plan year. If you’ve changed health plans or made other changes, you will receive new cards. Otherwise, the cards you have now will do just fine.

01 Aug, 2018

Enrolled in an HMO? Remember that your drug deductible resets on September 1.

01 Aug, 2018

You have until the end of August to spend any balance over $500 in your health care flexible spending account.

01 Aug, 2018

Learn more about proposed amendments to ERS rules.

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05 Jun, 2018

Grandchildren are special, a living testament to their grandparents. And what better way to enhance that legacy than to help send them to college.
05 Jun, 2018

Generally, direct-deposit annuities are sent on the last business day of the month and paper checks are mailed on the second-to-last business day of the month.
05 Jun, 2018

The ERS Board of Trustees chose Committee members based on their connections to the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) and/or their experience with health insurance and related benefits.
05 Jun, 2018

New Group Benefits Advisory Committee has been selected to advise ERS Board of Trustees.
05 Jun, 2018

Staying fully active—physically, mentally and socially—is important to living a healthy and fulfilling life. You might remember Newton’s First Law of Motion: A body in motion stays in motion.
More news for ERS State retirees
05 Jul, 2018

Maria Zepeda has worked at the Smith Unit, a maximum-security prison for male offenders in Lamesa, Texas for more than 16 years. She says her most challenging and rewarding job is to remind employees to look “at the overall picture,” when assessing the advantages of working for the state.

02 May, 2018

Ask Cassandra Johnson what “HMO” means and she may likely tell you the letters stand for the “hassle-free medical option.

07 Mar, 2018

Vanessa Alba has had many victories since she had a stroke five years ago. Her fierce determination, along with a health care plan that offer great support, have led to restored health and independence.

10 Jan, 2018

At the early stages of breast cancer, sometimes the tumors are so small, they cannot be felt—no matter how thorough the self-examination. That’s what Jennifer Gaskill found. Her annual mammogram proved to be a lifesaver.

10 Aug, 2017

Most evenings, ERS retiree Charlie Keen enjoys some of the most beautiful sunsets in Texas from the deck of his home overlooking Lake Travis.

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