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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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04 Nov, 2020
The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) thanks you for tuning in to the TexFlexSM flexible spending account program webinars we conducted this year.
04 Nov, 2020
Planning for retirement can be pretty complicated. Tune in to one of our November webinars about the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program and hear a Texa$aver Retirement Plan Advisor’s outlook on how to reach your financial goals. 
04 Nov, 2020
The ERS Board of Trustees will consider proposed amendments at their December meeting.
04 Nov, 2020
Staying active is more important than ever. With enhancements to the Well onTarget® Fitness Program, and an opportunity to join with no enrollment fee, now may be the perfect time to jump back into fitness! If you are a HealthSelectSM participant, you have until November 30 to join with no enrollment fee.
04 Nov, 2020
Does your medication need a prior authorization (PA)? The PA review process helps determine if the HealthSelectSM  Prescription Drug Program covers the medication.
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30 Oct, 2020
If you live in the Corpus Christi area, mark your calendar for the Medicare Preparation Seminar on January 15, 2020.
08 Sep, 2020
Every few years, ERS surveys employees and retirees about their state health and retirement benefits. See what your fellow retirees are saying.
08 Sep, 2020
Doing more online shopping lately? Don't forget to take advantage of the savings available through the Discount Purchase Program.
08 Sep, 2020
You know not to give personal or financial information to an unknown phone caller, but what if the call appears to be from ERS? Learn how to spot a real call from a fake one.
08 Sep, 2020
If you enrolled in Optional Term Life when you retired, after age 70 the amount of your benefit  may automatically decrease even as your premium  increases.  Understand how your coverage works so benefit and premium changes don’t catch you by surprise.
More news for ERS State retirees
02 Sep, 2020

Rosanna Boyd's out-of-pocket maximum  protected her from health bills that could threaten her financial stability.

05 Dec, 2019
At 96 years old, retiree Lula Marie Sullivan shows that staying active has no age limit.
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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