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COVID-19 and your health plan

April 1, 2020

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) continues to work with its health plan administrators to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19.
 

Keeping a healthy lifestyle while working from home

April 1, 2020

If you recently became a “work-from-home” employee, you may be getting less exercise, reaching for unhealthy snacks and feeling a little extra stress. So how can you get used to this new work life and still live a healthy lifestyle?
 

Find the best prices for your medications: HealthSelect<sup>SM</sup> Prescription Drug Program drug pricing tool

April 1, 2020

HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program participants: find out what your medications will cost before reaching for your wallet.
 

Coming soon: lower monthly fees, new investment option in Texa$aver

April 1, 2020

On May 1, it will cost you less–15% less–to save for your future! And, you’ll have one new investment option to consider in the Texa$aver program lineup.
 

State of Texas Vision participants: Glasses.com and 1-800 Contacts join provider network

April 1, 2020

State of Texas Vision participants: you can now order glasses or contacts online and apply your vision insurance in one convenient step.
 

Changing the way you see stress

April 1, 2020

We hear a lot about stress these days, and how it is linked to chronic disease. There is definitely a link between stress and health–but our minds are powerful. Some researchers suggest that how we perceive stress can make all the difference.
 

Protection from surprise medical bills: Some surprises are fun; others are definitely not

March 4, 2020

Surprise billing, also called balance billing, happens when a patient gets billed for the difference between what an out-of-network provider charges and what the insurance company pays for a service. A new Texas law now protects you from these “surprise” bills in emergency situations and in certain cases when you have no choice of providers.
 

Health plans have mailed Form 1095-Bs; contact your plan if you haven't gotten yours yet

March 4, 2020

If you had non-Medicare health insurance in Calendar Year 2019 through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), check your mailbox for your Form 1095-B. By the end of January, all GBP health plans had mailed Form 1095-Bs to members’ addresses on file.
 

Texa$aver’s mid-cap funds will change on March 6. What does it mean for you?

March 4, 2020

On March 6, the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program will replace its two current mid-cap investment funds with a new mid-cap investment fund. If you have a balance in one or both of the current two funds, you have two options.
 

Checking on TexFlex

March 4, 2020

We’re about mid-way through the plan year, so it’s a good time to see how much money is left in your TexFlexSM flexible spending account.
 
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