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Starting in September, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will manage HealthSelect mental health benefits

July 1, 2020

On September 1, 2020, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will manage mental health benefits for HealthSelectSM participants, replacing Magellan Healthcare®. More than 91% of current Magellan providers have signed up to participate in the new HealthSelectSM network—and more are expected to join by September 1.
 

CARES Act and IRS Notice 2020-29 allow for changes to some TexFlex rules

July 1, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and IRS Notice 2020-29 allow for the following changes to TexFlexSM flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Please note that most changes apply only to FSAs, but one also applies to health savings accounts (HSAs). Learn about the rule changes.
 

Texa$aver Information Session webinars available in July and August

July 1, 2020

It is never too early or too late to start saving for retirement.  Information Sessions for the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program have the answers you need.
 

Understanding life insurance evidence of insurability (EOI)

July 1, 2020

During Summer Enrollment, you may apply for Optional Term and/or Dependent Term Life Insurance by providing evidence of insurability (EOI) to demonstrate your good health. What might surprise you is how easy the process is.
 

ERS Contact Center fields questions, lends support

July 1, 2020

Week after week, counselors in ERS’ Contact Center assist thousands of State of Texas employees and retirees. Read about this important front-line role and learn how to connect with ERS when you need help.
 

HealthSelect participants: Small steps make a difference toward a healthier life

July 1, 2020

Managing your weight can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know where to start. Your HealthSelectSM plan includes weight management programs at no additional cost. Whether you’re spending more time at home or getting back to a routine, it’s the perfect time to focus on taking care of yourself.
 

Have no fear: Summer Enrollment webinars are almost here

June 3, 2020

Summer Enrollment is almost here for active employees and retirees not eligible for Medicare. As an active employee, you may make changes to your health coverage, optional insurance and TexFlex flexible spending accounts during your Summer Enrollment phase. 
 

HealthSelect participants: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to manage mental health benefits starting September 1

June 3, 2020

Starting September 1, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will begin managing mental health benefits in HealthSelectSM plans. Your mental health benefits in the plan will not change because of this shift.
 

Check out the optional benefits you can choose during your Summer Enrollment phase

June 3, 2020

A health plan that best meets your needs is important to your and your family’s overall well-being. So are the optional benefits ERS offers.
 

Protect your family’s financial future with your life insurance benefits

June 3, 2020

As we head into Summer Enrollment 2020, it’s a good time to review your life insurance needs. Read about optional life insurance benefits available to you.
 
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