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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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02 Sep, 2020
University of North Texas lecturer Rossana Boyd feared astronomical medical bills after a nine-day hospital stay in Chicago. Instead, she learned her Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan protects her from massive health bills.
02 Sep, 2020
If you are a HealthSelect of Texas®, HealthSelectSM Out-of-State or Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM participant, you can now take part in HealthSelectShoppERSSM.
02 Sep, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter—so the CDC recommends you get your flu shot in September or October.
02 Sep, 2020
Despite the many challenges in our current environment, there are things within your control that can help you create balance between work and life.
02 Sep, 2020
Certain diabetic supplies are now covered at no cost to participants in the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (PDP) when you use an in-network pharmacy and present your prescription drug ID card.
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08 Sep, 2020
Every few years, ERS surveys employees and retirees about their state health and retirement benefits. See what your fellow retirees are saying.
08 Sep, 2020
Doing more online shopping lately? Don't forget to take advantage of the savings available through the Discount Purchase Program.
08 Sep, 2020
You know not to give personal or financial information to an unknown phone caller, but what if the call appears to be from ERS? Learn how to spot a real call from a fake one.
08 Sep, 2020
If you enrolled in Optional Term Life when you retired, after age 70 the amount of your benefit  may automatically decrease even as your premium  increases.  Understand how your coverage works so benefit and premium changes don’t catch you by surprise.
08 Sep, 2020
Don't let concerns about the coronavirus take your focus away from the other potentially dangerous respiratory virus: influenza. It's time for your annual flu shot.
More news for ERS State retirees
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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