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Know your health care options when you’re away from home

July 3, 2019

Nobody plans to get sick or injured while on vacation, but it happens. Planning for a safe trip means knowing the health care options you have when you’re away from home.

Board of Trustees election–Stay tuned for results

July 3, 2019

Members and retirees have voted. On July 11, ERS will certify and announce the election results.

It’s fair time!

July 3, 2019

The Summer Enrollment events have become a tradition. At a recent fair at the Texas Department of Insurance, some of ERS’ plan administrators explained what they like about these events.

You might want to stand up for this: understanding the “sitting disease”

July 3, 2019

The good news:  we have jobs. The bad news: most of us do our work sitting on our rumps.  What’s the problem? All that sitting around is bad for our health.

Tips for a safe summer from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

July 3, 2019

Summers are filled with plenty of outdoor activities and fun in the sun.  There are tips you can follow to stay safe and health during the summer months.

Steering clear of unexpected medical costs: Understanding billing and EOBs

June 5, 2019

Even a simple visit to the doctor's office may result in more than one bill or explanation of benefits (EOB), depending on the services you get. Part of avoiding unexpected costs is knowing a little about how providers bill.

GBP dental plans get a new administrator

June 5, 2019

The State of Texas Dental Choice Plan preferred provider organization (PPO) and the dental HMO will have a new third-party administrator for Plan Year 2020. What does that mean for you?

Summer Enrollment is almost here

June 5, 2019

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. Summer Enrollment will be here soon. Learn more about some of the additional benefits you can choose during your Summer Enrollment phase.

May is mental health awareness month

May 1, 2019

This month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is raising awareness about mental health. Learn why getting mental health treatment is important to our physical health, and read about one woman's effort to educate others about mental illness.

Going Green: What's in it for me?

April 3, 2019

Our environment is a key driver to good health, and we all can play a role in building a more sustainable environment. In doing so, we will be contributing to our own well-being.
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