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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

Retirement

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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06 Nov, 2019
The ERS Board of Trustees will consider a new proposed rule at their December meeting.
 
06 Nov, 2019
If you live with diabetes, you know that staying healthy means managing the condition every day. Having a strong health care team can help you–and you are the most important member of that team. Learn what you can do to protect your body from the damaging effects of diabetes.
 
06 Nov, 2019
‘Tis the season to be getting a joyful holiday card in the mail–not an unexpected medical bill. Fortunately, with a little planning ahead, you can protect yourself—and your wallet—from the surprise medical bill Grinch. Help yourself avoid surprise health care bills with these steps.
 
06 Nov, 2019
Do you know your health risks? A health risk assessment (HRA) can quickly show if you are at risk for things like heart attack, diabetes and stroke. Complete an online HRA offered by your state health plan today and get on a path to a stronger, healthier you!
 
06 Nov, 2019
Notice coworkers sniffling and sneezing? Complaining of body aches and coughing nonstop? Look out! It’s flu season! And it's not too late to get a flu shot at no charge to you.
 
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08 Nov, 2020
See details about a January 15, 2020 Medicare Preparation seminar in Corpus Christi. 
14 Nov, 2019
Holiday travel plans? Be sure to pack the essentials—a toothbrush, healthy snacks and your medication! View  these reminders to help prevent unexpected medical issues from spoiling your trip. 
 
04 Oct, 2019
ERS welcomed hundreds of retirees to the 2019 Staying Connected retiree fairs. If you were unable to attend, you can still view presentations by ERS Executive Director Porter Wilson and benefit plan representatives.
 
09 Sep, 2019

The State of Texas Dental Discount Plan is no longer offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), but other options for discounted dental services are available.
 

09 Sep, 2019
If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston area, come see us at a Staying Connected retiree fair on September 19 and September 24, respectively. If you can't make the fair, be sure to check the ERS Events calendar for other learning opportunities.
 
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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.
 
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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