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ERS Board approves PY21 premiums at its May meeting

June 3, 2020

On May 20, the Employees Retirement System (ERS) Board of Trustees approved Plan Year 2021 premiums for Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) plans.
 

Protect yourself from scams during the COVID-19 pandemic

June 3, 2020

By Tom Tull, ERS Chief Investments Officer
It never fails—any time something happens that significantly changes our lives, fraudsters come out to play. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception.
 

Preparing for Summer Enrollment 2020 – for active employees and retirees not enrolled in Medicare

May 6, 2020

Summer Enrollment 2020 will be here before you know it. Make sure your information in ERS OnLine is correct so you don’t miss important information from ERS.
 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 6, 2020

Feeling stressed out or anxious? Take some time this month to take care of your mental health.
 

Get the most out of your pharmacy benefits: early-refill programs, medication home delivery

May 6, 2020

During this COVID-19 challenge, all Group Benefits Program (GBP) prescription drug programs have early-refill programs in place to ensure you have the resources you need. The HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program also offers medication home delivery–at no cost to you for standard shipping.
 

TexFlex updates due to COVID-19

May 6, 2020

WageWorks and the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) are committed to providing participants with continued access to their TexFlexSM benefits during this unique time.
 

Stay invested in your future: Texa$aver Education Counselors available for virtual meetings through the end of May

May 6, 2020

Education Counselors for the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program will be available for personalized virtual meetings through the month of May.
 

Vaping and e-cigarettes added to definition of tobacco use in ERS policy

May 6, 2020

During Summer Enrollment, all participants in Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans who use electronic cigarettes and vaping products must certify as tobacco users and pay the tobacco user premium, starting September 1.
 

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?
 
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