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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


  • 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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06 Jun, 2018

On May 23, the ERS Board of Trustees approved premiums and benefits changes for Plan Year 2019.

06 Jun, 2018

The decision you make about health coverage may be the most important one you make about your benefits. 

06 Jun, 2018

TexFlex flexible spending accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care, dependent care and commuter expenses.

06 Jun, 2018

If you travel this summer, remember to prepare for unexpected medical issues.

06 Jun, 2018

Read about the Employees Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees and Investment Advisory Committee meeting, held on May 23, 2018. 

More news for ERS State employees
05 Jun, 2018

Grandchildren are special, a living testament to their grandparents. And what better way to enhance that legacy than to help send them to college.
05 Jun, 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.
05 Jun, 2018

The ERS Board of Trustees chose Committee members based on their connections to the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) and/or their experience with health insurance and related benefits.
05 Jun, 2018

New Group Benefits Advisory Committee has been selected to advise ERS Board of Trustees.
05 Jun, 2018

Staying fully active—physically, mentally and socially—is important to living a healthy and fulfilling life. You might remember Newton’s First Law of Motion: A body in motion stays in motion.
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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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