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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) 

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 EyeMed

Dependent Eligibility Verification

  • Administered by Alight Solutions

Discount Purchase Program

  • Administered by Beneplace

Benefits Coordinator Community Group

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Doing Business with ERS

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  • Changes to your Oct. 1 paycheck
    September 06, 2023

    Any changes you made to your benefits during Summer Enrollment will show on your Oct. 1 paycheck. Know what to expect by reviewing these reminders.

  • Get your flu shot now to give your body time to get ready for flu season. Your HealthSelectSM medical plan covers the vaccine from an in-network provider at no cost to you.

  • Living with sickle cell
    September 06, 2023

    Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood disorder affecting one million to three million Americans. People may not have symptoms, but can pass the gene to their children, possibly leading to serious—even life-threating—conditions. Learn more about sickle cell and available treatment options.

  • Superior Vision’s call center and website available through Feb. 28, 2024.

  • The new plan year for HealthSelectSM medical plans began Sept. 1. Learn about changes and brush up on plan features to make the most of your benefits.

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  • Fall Enrollment begins Oct. 30
    September 12, 2023

    The Fall Enrollment period for Medicare-eligible retirees in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) is Oct. 30 through Nov. 17.

  • On Jan. 1, 2024, Express Scripts and Express Scripts Medicare (PDP) will become the new administrators for the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (PDP) and HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx, respectively.

  • This time of year, at the start of a new fiscal year and between Summer and Fall Enrollment, I often think about ERS’ relationships with its members and retirees, and the many ways we foster those relationships.

  • EyeMed Vision Care, LLC became the new State of Texas VisionSM plan administrator on Sept. 1.

  • Retirees not eligible for Medicare will see a change in their annuity checks if they made new benefit elections during Summer Enrollment.

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