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Register for “Ask ERS for Benefits Coordinators!”

January 12, 2021

The February question-and-answer webinar focuses on BCASSIST email templates.

COVID-19 vaccination information and resources

January 12, 2021

The Texas Department of State Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have more information. 

Enter Hire Action as soon as possible after hiring a new employee

January 12, 2021

For more information on Hire Action, see "Chapter 2 – Hire New Employee" of the Benefits Coordinator Processing Manual (BCPM).

Regular preventive care helps your employees enrolled in HealthSelect stay on course

January 12, 2021

Remind your employees that preventive check-ups and screenings can help find illnesses and medical problems early and improve their health.

Gearing up for the 2021 ERS Board of Trustees election (For state agencies only)

December 22, 2020

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) is preparing for the 2021 Board of Trustees election. Active state agency employees, non-contributing members of ERS and state agency retirees getting an annuity from ERS can vote to fill the position currently held by Ilesa Daniels of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Don’t forget to close the Action after entering plan year changes

December 22, 2020

See the Benefits Coordinator’s Processing Manual (BCPM) for guidance. Full article is in the BCCG.

Top five wellness self-management programs to share with your employees

December 18, 2020

Encouraging your employees’ wellness journey can help improve their health and may also make for a better workplace. Healthy employees tend to miss fewer days of work due to illness and are more productive. Knowing which programs are most popular is a great way to learn which wellness topics are important to your employees.
Feel free to forward the following in an email to your employees or post it in your internal newsletter.

Holiday mental health resources for HealthSelect participants

December 8, 2020

We expect stress during the holiday season. It’s a time when depression and stress are known to spike. This year, we can add an extra dose of anxiety thanks to the uncertainty of a global pandemic. Fortunately, HealthSelect of Texas® plan participants, including those enrolled in Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM, can get the support they need, when they need it.

Plan Year 2020 TexFlex reminders for participants

December 8, 2020

Your employees can review TexFlex updates due to COVID-19 on ERS website. 

Contribution limits in 2021 unchanged for Texa$aver 401(k) / 457 accounts

December 8, 2020

If your participants need more information about 2021 contribution limits or determining if they are eligible for catch-up contributions, advise them to contact the Texa$aver program office.
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