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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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06 Mar, 2019
While a trip to the ER can be stressful, you can avoid the strain of higher medical bills by choosing an in-network ER. 
06 Mar, 2019
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ERS Board of Trustees election.
06 Mar, 2019

Get care when and where you need it.

06 Mar, 2019
We’re about mid-way through the plan year, so it’s a good time to see how many TexFlexSM dollars you’ve spent. 
06 Mar, 2019
It's a great time to get active. This month, HealthSelect of Texas participants can join the Fitness Program without paying the enrollment fee.  
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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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.

20 Dec, 2018

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

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