News About Your Benefits

Your State of Texas Retirement benefit and the ERS Retirement Trust Fund

February 3, 2021

State employees earn a stable retirement income over their careers.  Learn more about your pension benefit and the current financial issues facing the ERS Retirement Trust Fund.
 

COVID-19 vaccination information and resources

February 3, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination is now available in Texas, although only to certain populations.
 

So glad you asked! ERS health plans' diabetic supply coverage

February 3, 2021

At the Employees Retirement System (ERS), we know managing diabetes is more important than ever during the ongoing pandemic.
 

Get ready for the ERS Board of Trustees election

February 3, 2021

One way to make sure you are represented in benefits discussions is to take part in the upcoming ERS Board of Trustees election—whether by nominating a candidate, running yourself or simply voting.
 

HealthSelect participants: Shopping can be good for your health – and your wallet

February 3, 2021

You probably look for value when shopping for all kinds of items and services. Why not for your health care? The HealthSelectShoppERSSM program can help you save money on high-quality health care and earn incentives for choosing lower-cost options.
 

Veterans Land Board offers programs to help Texas veterans and military members

February 3, 2021

This year, the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) celebrates its 75th anniversary of helping Texas veterans and military members.
 

Heart Health: beyond eating vegetables and a brisk walk

February 3, 2021

When we hear information about heart health, we often hear the dire warnings of heart disease, the world’s no. 1 killer. We are warned that behaviors like using tobacco, eating fried foods, and not moving enough can lead to an unhealthy heart. Most of us know what good and bad health behavior looks like. But knowing and doing are different things. 
 

COVID-19 vaccination information and resources

January 13, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination is now available in Texas, although when and where you can get it varies throughout the state.
 

Deductibles for many plans restarted January 1

January 13, 2021

Welcome to the new year! Remember, it’s not just your calendar that started over—many medical and prescription drug deductibles in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans restarted on January 1. Did your deductible reset?
 

Tax forms from your health plan available soon

January 13, 2021

If you had non-Medicare health insurance in 2020 through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), tax Form 1095-B will be available to you from your health plan provider by the end of March. If you had activity related to a health savings account (HSA) in 2020, HSA tax forms should be available online by early February.
 
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