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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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09 Jan, 2019

James Kee, Ph.D., was appointed to the ERS Board of Trustees in December 2018 . . .  and we are gearing up for the 2019 Board of Trustees election.

09 Jan, 2019

The amount of money you can contribute each year to employer-sponsored retirement plans, such as the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program, has increased.

09 Jan, 2019

Don’t forget that some of your out-of-pocket costs for health insurance started over on January 1.

09 Jan, 2019

Those enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas, HealthSelect Out-of-State, HealthSelect Secondary or Consumer Directed HealthSelect can meet now schedule mental health virtual visits.

09 Jan, 2019

Learn what precautions apply if you take prescription-only pain medications.

More news for ERS State employees
07 Dec, 2018

Generally, direct-deposit annuities are sent on the last business day of the month. Paper checks are mailed on the second-to-last business day of the month.
07 Dec, 2018

Think of the things that you are most grateful for. List the top three with as much detail as possible. By doing this simple exercise, you can improve your health.
07 Dec, 2018

Every two years, ERS submits its Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) to ask for state funding for retirement and health insurance. ERS will provide information to legislators about the importance of retirement and health insurance benefits to state retirees and active employees.  
07 Dec, 2018

Rules, statutes and other regulations relating to ERS are posted on our Statutes and Rules webpage. Proposed and adopted changes to ERS rules are published throughout the year in the Texas Register. 
07 Dec, 2018

As a state agency or higher education retiree with a pension, you may get a lot of marketing material from financial advisors and investment professionals. If you decide to seek investment or financial advice, you should do your research, especially if you are contacted directly by an advisor.
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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.

28 Dec, 2018

Thanks to his ERS benefits, Charlie Keen can follow one of his rules of retirement: try to enjoy every day.

28 Dec, 2018

Jennica Preston is happy to share the benefits of getting and staying fit with friends and colleagues.

28 Dec, 2018

Making healthier choices is key in controlling A1C, Virginia Harwell has found.

20 Dec, 2018

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

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