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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) 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

Benefits Coordinator Community Group

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More news for ERS State employees
  • ERS annuity basics
    March 08, 2021
    Whether it’s been a few months or several years since you retired, you may have some questions about this important benefit. See a few reminders.
  • Scott and White Care Plans (SWCP) and Community First Health Plans (CFHP) will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting September 1. Learn why this change is happening.
  • Stabilizing the ERS Trust Fund continues to be a top priority, and ERS will continue to keep lawmakers, employees and retirees informed about the importance of making the Fund healthy again.
  • ERS encourages retirees to get a COVID-19 vaccine when they can. It’s fully covered by your health plan—you’ll pay nothing out of pocket. View information and resources to learn about the vaccine and its availability. 
  • The ERS Board of Trustees provides important oversight to state employee benefit programs. You can help decide who fills this important role.
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