Interim Benefits Study

On September 4, 2012, ERS submitted to the Texas Legislature two comprehensive studies on state employee health and retirement benefits. Both reports are the result of a year-long research process designed to be transparent and to include all stakeholders with an interest in the future of state employee benefits. The legislative charge was to present a range of options for the Legislature’s consideration.

Review our research findings

Study of the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) Insurance Plan

Study of the Employees Retirement System of Texas Retirement Plan


Vendors and other interested parties who presented their ideas for consideration in the Interim Benefit Study.

  • Alere Wellbeing
    Presenting tobacco cessation provider solutions
  • Alliance Work Partners 
    Cost saving opportunities made possible by fully integrating EAP, Work-Life, Wellness and Behavioral Health services
  • Aflac
    Voluntary benefits trends with government employers/employees and overview of Aflac's products/service/capabilities.
  • Aon Hewitt
    The value of reviewing potential retirement design strategies
  • Careington International
    Dental Discount Services
  • Cerner
    Benefit plan design
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery
    Reducing Costs and Improving Quality Through Minimally Invasive Surgery Initiatives.
  • Extend Health
    Medicare retiree medical and Rx solution leveraging
  • Family Heritage Life
    Supplemental insurance products for life insurance, cancer, heart disease and stroke and accident insurance
  • Humana
    Retiree Health Care Solutions
  • MedeAnalytics
    The value of better analytics to drive performance improvement
  • National Teacher Associates
    Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • NFP/AmWins
    Employer Group Waiver Plans
  • Part D Advisors
    Protect RDS dollars received by ERS and generate RDS dollars by reopening past filings
  • Scott & White Health Plan
    Medicare and Part D Solutions; Innovation in Care Delivery through Provider sponsored plans.
  • Texas Public Employees Association
    Recommendations for wellness, cost containment and retirement sustainability.
  • Texas State Employees Union
    The sustainability of the Pension plan.
  • US Tele-Medicine
    Corporate Tele-Triage Program and how it may increase savings and access to care for state employees.