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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
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03 Jun, 2020
On May 20, the Employees Retirement System (ERS) Board of Trustees approved Plan Year 2021 premiums for Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) plans.
03 Jun, 2020
Summer Enrollment is almost here for active employees and retirees not eligible for Medicare. As an active employee, you may make changes to your health coverage, optional insurance and TexFlex flexible spending accounts during your Summer Enrollment phase. 
03 Jun, 2020
By Tom Tull, ERS Chief Investments Officer
It never fails—any time something happens that significantly changes our lives, fraudsters come out to play. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception.
03 Jun, 2020
As we head into Summer Enrollment 2020, it’s a good time to review your life insurance needs. Read about optional life insurance benefits available to you.
03 Jun, 2020
A health plan that best meets your needs is important to your and your family’s overall well-being. So are the optional benefits ERS offers.
More news for ERS State employees
13 Mar, 2020
See annuity payment dates for 2020.
09 Mar, 2020
Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by choosing a Mediterranean diet. Travel to Greece is not required—just healthy food choices.
09 Mar, 2020
ERS' Board of Trustees has adopted an amendment allowing designated beneficiaries of ERS members and retirees to assign certain death benefits to licensed funeral directors or funeral establishments.
09 Mar, 2020
If you haven’t connected with ERS on Facebook, we invite you to join our online community. Just remember to follow these guidelines when participating in a public forum.
09 Mar, 2020
ERS’ Group Benefits Advisory Committee provides valuable input about your benefits. See the names of its newest members. 
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.
28 Dec, 2018

Thomas Barker-White has learned that "life can come at you quick." The disability coverage and health insurance offered to State of Texas workers prepares you for that unexpected challenge, Barker-White asserts.

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