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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


  • Health care, dependent care and limited flexible spending accounts; commuter spending account Administered by ADP


Texas Income Protection PlanSM (TIPP)

  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
    Administered by ReedGroup

State of Texas Vision

  • Administered by Superior Vision

Discount Purchase Program

  • Administered by Beneplace
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07 Mar, 2018

If you’ve been thinking about joining a gym or fitness center, this month is a perfect time to follow through on that plan. In March, HealthSelect of TexasSM participants can join the Fitness Program without paying the enrollment fee.

07 Mar, 2018

Having your flexible spending account (FSA) funds deducted directly from your paycheck makes saving so much easier. However, it can also be easy to lose track of how much you’ve set aside and how much you’ve spent. Take time to see just how much you’ve set aside—and how much you’ve spent.

07 Mar, 2018

Looking to quit using tobacco? Quitting benefits your health and can save you money. Try any of the following resources to make 2018 the year you kick the habit.

07 Mar, 2018

Life is full of uncertainties, except for death, taxes—and the rising cost of getting a college degree! If you have children or grandchildren who are college bound, you can pay for tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices.

07 Mar, 2018

Whether you’re starting your day or work week off with healthy meals or preparing for a business trip or sporting event, choosing foods wisely and planning ahead make a difference.

More news for ERS State employees
07 Mar, 2018

Are you about to turn 65? Attend a Medicare Preparation seminar and learn about Medicare and how it works with your ERS benefits. 

07 Mar, 2018

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has more forgotten and abandoned property than ever before. Check their new website for your unclaimed money. 

07 Mar, 2018

On January 25, Aon Hewitt, the company that manages dependent verification for ERS, changed to Alight Solutions (Alight).

07 Mar, 2018

Generally, direct-deposit annuities are sent on the last business day of the month and paper checks are mailed on the second-to-last business day of the month.

07 Mar, 2018

Are you taking full advantage of your Discount Purchase ProgramSM?

More news for ERS State retirees
07 Mar, 2018

Vanessa Alba has had many victories since she had a stroke five years ago. Her fierce determination, along with a health care plan that offer great support, have led to restored health and independence.

10 Jan, 2018

At the early stages of breast cancer, sometimes the tumors are so small, they cannot be felt—no matter how thorough the self-examination. That’s what Jennifer Gaskill found. Her annual mammogram proved to be a lifesaver.

10 Aug, 2017

Most evenings, ERS retiree Charlie Keen enjoys some of the most beautiful sunsets in Texas from the deck of his home overlooking Lake Travis.

10 Aug, 2017

Eligible HealthSelect participants can join Real Appeal, an online program to improve health and wellness.

10 Aug, 2017

Meet Virginia L. Harwell, the founder of Real Appeal

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