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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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02 Oct, 2019
Upon referral, you see a specialist who wants you to get an MRI. Remember: first, you need to get a prior authorization. Not getting one means you’ll likely pay more for the test. Learn more about referrals and prior authorizations.
02 Oct, 2019
Have plans for October 20-26 this year? Why not join your fellow savers getting ready for retirement? Learn why it’s important to review your retirement preparations every year.
02 Oct, 2019
You have a valuable asset: your State of Texas Retirement defined benefit plan. If you’re looking for professional investment or financial advice, do your research—especially if you’re contacted directly by advisors. 
02 Oct, 2019
ERS is now accepting applications for appointments to the Group Benefits Advisory Committee (GBAC). Learn more about the GBAC and how to apply.
02 Oct, 2019
Many of us fail to wash our hands as thoroughly as we should. Learn why it’s important to keep your hands clean and find resources you can use to teach handwashing basics.
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04 Oct, 2019
Hundreds of retirees across the state joined ERS at the 2019 Staying Connected retiree fairs. If you were unable to attend, you can view the presentations given 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.
09 Sep, 2019
From NFL tickets to savings on care services for aging loved ones, you'll want to check out the deals available through the Discount Purchase Program. 
09 Sep, 2019
Lower administrative fees on Texa$aver accounts mean more for your retirement nest egg. Read about the reduced  fees.
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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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