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HealthSelect participants: Estimating health costs might be easier than you think

February 5, 2020

Imagine: Your doctor tells you that you need to have a medical procedure or see a specialist. One of your first questions may be: “What’s it going to cost me?” By logging into Blue Access for MembersSM, your online benefits portal, you can search Provider Finder to get estimates and compare costs.
 

Get the facts: Check out ERS at a Glance

February 5, 2020

Did you know that the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health insurance plans cover about one of every 53 Texans? Read some key statistics about how ERS managed your benefits in the Fiscal Year 2019 ERS at a Glance.
 

Join the Fitness Program in February with no enrollment fee

February 5, 2020

Ready to get active? During the month of February, HealthSelectSM members and their covered dependents can join the Fitness Program without paying the enrollment fee.
 

February is American Heart Month: Time to get heart smart

February 5, 2020

Boosting your heart health contributes to good brain health, says the American Heart Association. Your ERS health plan has resources to help you keep your heart healthy. And, there’s no better time than now—American Heart Month—to get heart smart.
 

Your deductibles may have restarted on January 1

January 8, 2020

Most medical and prescription drug deductibles in ERS health insurance plans restarted on January 1. Did your deductibles reset? Find out in the deductibles table.
 

Available soon: Tax forms from your health plan

January 8, 2020

If you had non-Medicare health insurance in 2019 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 2019, HSA tax forms should be available online at the end of January.
 

Insurance 101: Talking health care

January 8, 2020

Choosing a medical plan is the first step in making sure you have access to the care you need, when you need it. An essential second step is making sure you know what terms like deductible, copay and total network out-of-pocket maximum mean so you can make fully informed decisions about your health care.
 

ERS adopts rule amendments at its December Board meeting

January 8, 2020

On December 10, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted rule amendments with no changes to the proposed text.
 

Higher contribution limits in 2020 for Texa$aver 401(k) / 457 accounts

January 8, 2020

Ready to maximize your retirement savings? We have good news: the IRS recently raised annual contribution limits for your Texa$averSM 401(k) or 457 account. If you’re age 50 or older, the special catch-up contribution amounts also increased for 2020. Learn more about the 2020 limits.
 

Resolve to get healthier this year–and leave dieting behind

January 8, 2020

Did you resolve to be healthier in the new year? The HealthSelectSM plans (not including HealthSelect Medicare Advantage) and Scott and White Health Plan have resources to help you with weight management—without cutting out your favorite foods! One program’s application period begins Monday, January 13, 2019 and runs through January 24, 2019.
 
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