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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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07 Oct, 2020
Only about 23% of Texans get the recommended amount of physical activity each week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)––despite knowing how good it is for us. Need to jump-start your fitness goals? HealthSelect participants can check out these five easy challenges designed to get you moving.
07 Oct, 2020
Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Chief Investment Officer Tom Tull has announced plans to retire next summer after nearly 12 years with the system. 
07 Oct, 2020
It pays to stay in-network. Help protect yourself from surprise health care bills with these steps.
07 Oct, 2020
On August 19, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted rule amendments and new rules.
07 Oct, 2020
Getting a flu shot may not be the top task on your fall to-do list, but it’s an important one. With so much focus on our health these days, it’s never too early to plan for your flu shot.
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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.
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02 Sep, 2020

Rosanna Boyd's out-of-pocket maximum  protected her from health bills that could threaten her financial stability.

05 Dec, 2019
At 96 years old, retiree Lula Marie Sullivan shows that staying active has no age limit.
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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