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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 Jun, 2019
Most men need to pay more attention to their health. According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), men are more likely than women to put off regular checkups and medical care.
05 Jun, 2019
The State of Texas Dental Choice Plan preferred provider organization (PPO) and the dental HMO will have a new third-party administrator for Plan Year 2020. What does that mean for you?
05 Jun, 2019
A health plan that best meets your needs is important to your and your family’s overall well-being. So are the optional benefits ERS offers. Summer Enrollment will be here soon. Learn more about some of the additional benefits you can choose during your Summer Enrollment phase.
05 Jun, 2019
Even a simple visit to the doctor's office may result in more than one bill or explanation of benefits (EOB), depending on the services you get. Part of avoiding unexpected costs is knowing a little about how providers bill.
05 Jun, 2019
It’s election season for ERS! Voting is underway, and you have until June 14 to cast your vote for the next Board of Trustees member. 
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10 Jun, 2019
By the time many of you read this, voting in the 2019 ERS Board of Trustees election will have closed and, we hope, you will have cast a ballot for your favorite candidate. If you’re reading this before June 14, are eligible to vote and haven’t voted yet, you still have a chance to mail your ballot or vote electronically.
10 Jun, 2019
Delta Dental will become the third-party administrator (TPA) of the State of Texas Dental Choice PlanSM preferred provider organization (PPO). DeltaCare USA, an affiliate of Delta Dental, will become the new dental health maintenance organization (DHMO) carrier on September 1, 2019.
10 Jun, 2019
Don’t let the dog days of summer make you bench your workout. If you are looking to get fit and join a gym, the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) might have a fitness program for you.
10 Jun, 2019
Generally, ERS sends direct-deposit annuities on the last business day of the month. And we mail paper checks on the last business day of the month.
10 Jun, 2019
Living in the so-called “Information Age” can be a mixed blessing. It’s wonderful to have easy and even instant access to whatever news, fact or opinion you want. On the downside, it can be overwhelming and often confusing.
For government agencies like ERS, it can mean greater transparency and more timely information about programs and decisions that affect your life.
More news for ERS State retirees
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.
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.

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