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ERS surveys give helpful feedback from employees and retirees

August 5, 2020

Recent Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) member surveys show the overwhelming majority of state employees and retirees view their ERS-administered benefits as a valuable part of their compensation package.

Take care of your mental health, with help from HealthSelect

August 5, 2020

Mental and physical health go hand-in-hand. In fact, taking care of your mental health can sometimes improve your ability to take care of your physical health.

New incentive program for HealthSelect participants coming soon

August 5, 2020

Did you know that prices for medical services such as MRIs, CT scans and lab tests can differ greatly depending on where you go?  You probably look for value when shopping for all kinds of items and services. Why not for medical services?

Plan Year 2020 TexFlex balances and claims

August 5, 2020

It’s almost the start of a new plan year. If you contributed to a TexFlex℠ flexible spending account (FSA) in Plan Year 2020 and did not use all of your funds, you still have time. Learn more, so you won’t have to forfeit any funds.

It’s August. Have you used your State of Texas Vision benefits?

August 5, 2020

It’s August, but you still have time to use any remaining Plan Year 2020 State of Texas Vision benefits.

Reminder: restart date for your prescription drug deductible in HMOs

August 5, 2020

Prescription drug deductibles will restart soon for participants in some GBP health plans. Find out when yours restarts in the prescription drug deductibles table.

Plan ahead with confidence: Texa$aver Education Counselors available to help

August 5, 2020

What does retirement readiness look like? If your State of Texas Retirement and Social Security aren’t enough to live comfortably, where will the rest of your money come from? If your financial future is on your mind, it’s time to talk with a Texa$aver Education Counselor.

Don't be spoofed by phone fraud

August 5, 2020

Phone scammers have been using ERS’ name. How can you know if it’s really us? 

Proposed changes to ERS rules to be presented at August 19 Board meeting

August 5, 2020

The ERS Board of Trustees will consider proposed amendments and proposed new rules at their August meeting.

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.
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