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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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05 Feb, 2020
Ready to get active? During the month of February, HealthSelectSM members and their covered dependents can join the Fitness Program without paying the enrollment fee.
05 Feb, 2020
Did you know that the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health insurance plans cover about one of every 53 Texans? Read some key statistics about how ERS managed your benefits in the Fiscal Year 2019 ERS at a Glance.
05 Feb, 2020
Boosting your heart health contributes to good brain health, says the American Heart Association. Your ERS health plan has resources to help you keep your heart healthy. And, there’s no better time than now—American Heart Month—to get heart smart.
05 Feb, 2020
If you are enrolled in HealthSelect of Texas®, you must have a primary care provider (PCP) on file with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to get the highest level of benefits and save the most money.
05 Feb, 2020
Imagine: Your doctor tells you that you need to have a medical procedure or see a specialist. One of your first questions may be: “What’s it going to cost me?” By logging into Blue Access for MembersSM, your online benefits portal, you can search Provider Finder to get estimates and compare costs.
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09 Dec, 2019
It's the holiday shopping season! Save on gifts for everyone on your list through the Discount Purchase Program. 
09 Dec, 2019
See details about a January 15, 2020 Medicare Preparation seminar in Corpus Christi.
09 Dec, 2019
A new year can mean a fresh start—that includes some health insurance deductibles and coinsurance, which reset on January 1. 
09 Dec, 2019
An eye exam can detect signs of medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Learn why you’ll want to add an annual eye exam to your preventive care routine.
09 Dec, 2019
For Lula Marie Sullivan, aging well and staying active go hand-in-hand, which is why her 35 years of retirement have been busy ones.
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05 Dec, 2019
At 96 years old, retiree Lula Marie Sullivan shows that staying active has no age limit.
02 Oct, 2019
Stuart Greenfield has successfully managed his Type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years. He relies on ever-improving technology to control his blood sugar levels—and he credits having good health coverage with helping him thrive. Read more.
07 Aug, 2019
JoAnn Norman has a mission: to help the women she meets every week build their sense of self-worth. Her monthly annuity gives her the financial support she needs to continue serving those serving time. Read more.
05 Jun, 2019
When Eric Posadas discovered that his family would be expanding, he went into research mode. His quest: to determine which benefits could best protect his growing family’s health and financial well-being.
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.
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