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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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04 Dec, 2019
At 96 years old, retiree Lula Marie Sullivan shows that staying active has no age limit.
04 Dec, 2019
New online look for the ERS Discount Purchase Program–with the same great deals.
04 Dec, 2019
Well onTarget is a suite of personalized wellness tools and resources designed to help HealthSelect of Texas® participants reach their wellness goals.
04 Dec, 2019
Hoping to simplify the holiday season? Here are some ways to cut back spending–and stress.
04 Dec, 2019
We hope you find the ERS Facebook page a convenient way to get information about ERS news, updates, events–and even a funny picture here and there. Do you sometimes want to add a comment to the online discussions? Learn more about using the ERS Facebook page.
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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
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.
09 Dec, 2019
Resolving to be healthier in the coming year? Your ERS health plan offers resources to help. In the long term, your commitment to a healthy lifestyle supports ERS' mission to offer competitive benefits to enhance your life. 
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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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