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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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03 Apr, 2019
On April 22, 2019, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries are expected to participate in Earth Day activities. You can honor Earth Day by taking steps—no matter how small—to go green.
03 Apr, 2019
Our environment is a key driver to good health, and we all can play a role in building a more sustainable environment. In doing so, we will be contributing to our own well-being.
03 Apr, 2019
In its most recent meeting, the ERS Board of Trustees voted to change the administrative fee structure of the Texa$aver 401(k) / 457 Program, effective May 1, 2019.
03 Apr, 2019
Read this summary of activity related to ERS-administered benefits were covered during the March 6 ERS Board of Trustees meeting.
03 Apr, 2019
Filing your taxes may be your most pressing task right now, but Summer Enrollment will be here before you know it. Some of the optional insurance benefits you choose could have an impact on next year’s taxes!
More news for ERS State employees
11 Mar, 2019
Did you know only about one-quarter of seniors have their original teeth? Taking good care of your teeth is crucial, especially as you get older.
11 Mar, 2019
In December 2018, Jeanie Wyatt resigned from the ERS Board of Trustees. Speaker Straus named James Kee, Ph.D., to serve the remainder of Ms. Wyatt’s term, which expires August 31, 2020.
11 Mar, 2019
This year, you will have the opportunity to vote for a representative to serve on the ERS Board of Trustees. 
11 Mar, 2019
Health and wellness is a personal journey. No matter your age, sustained moderate physical activity improves cardiovascular health, brain health, and bone density and strength. This month, we bring you the story of one retiree who has found that, more than 5,000 miles from Texas, her ERS health plan helps her embrace wellness.
11 Mar, 2019
 You should have gotten your Form 1099-R in the mail if you got a payment from ERS in 2018.
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03 Apr, 2019
When Eileen Eiden took a job with Austin Community College in 2014, a high deductible health plan was not among her coverage options. When ERS offered Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM in 2016, Eiden promptly signed up and is happy to explain why the plan is a good fit for her and, perhaps, for others.
28 Dec, 2018

Thomas Barker-White has learned that "life can come at you quick." The disability coverage and health insurance offered to State of Texas workers prepares you for that unexpected challenge, Barker-White asserts.

28 Dec, 2018

Thanks to his ERS benefits, Charlie Keen can follow one of his rules of retirement: try to enjoy every day.

28 Dec, 2018

Jennica Preston is happy to share the benefits of getting and staying fit with friends and colleagues.

28 Dec, 2018

Making healthier choices is key in controlling A1C, Virginia Harwell has found.

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