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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


  • 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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02 May, 2018

Although automobile accidents pose the biggest threat to State of Texas employees, did you know that falling is the second biggest cause of workplace injuries in Texas? Meanwhile, repetitive stress injuries continue to cause pain, leading to losses in productivity. We address both of these issues and share tips for avoiding these kinds of workplace injuries.

02 May, 2018

A walk-in clinic is now available as an option for those who work in the Capitol Complex and are enrolled in HealthSelectSM.

02 May, 2018

Summer Enrollment is coming soon. It’s time to start thinking about your health insurance and other benefits. Do you want to make changes?

02 May, 2018

As you consider your benefits and coverage as Summer Enrollment draws near, consider whether short-term or long-term disability coverage is something you need when life events happen to you.

02 May, 2018

To all State of Texas workers who dedicate their talents and expertise to help further the missions of Texas state agencies and higher education institutions:

Thank you!

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
02 May, 2018

Ask Cassandra Johnson what “HMO” means and she may likely tell you the letters stand for the “hassle-free medical option.

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.

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