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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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08 Jan, 2020
Ready to maximize your retirement savings? We have good news: the IRS recently raised annual contribution limits for your Texa$averSM 401(k) or 457 account. If you’re age 50 or older, the special catch-up contribution amounts also increased for 2020. Learn more about the 2020 limits.
08 Jan, 2020
Did you resolve to be healthier in the new year? The HealthSelectSM plans (not including HealthSelect Medicare Advantage) and Scott and White Health Plan have resources to help you with weight management—without cutting out your favorite foods! One program’s application period begins Monday, January 13, 2019 and runs through January 24, 2019.
08 Jan, 2020
If you had non-Medicare health insurance in 2019 through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), tax Form 1095-B will be available to you from your health plan provider by the end of March. If you had activity related to a health savings account (HSA) in 2019, HSA tax forms should be available online at the end of January.
08 Jan, 2020
On December 10, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted rule amendments with no changes to the proposed text.
08 Jan, 2020
Choosing a medical plan is the first step in making sure you have access to the care you need, when you need it. An essential second step is making sure you know what terms like deductible, copay and total network out-of-pocket maximum mean so you can make fully informed decisions about your health care.
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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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