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New medical and prescription drug ID cards to be mailed in August

July 28, 2017

Later this month, separate ID cards for medical and prescription drug coverage will be mailed to every covered member, and their covered dependents, enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM

New phone number for HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program

July 28, 2017

IMPORTANT: Beginning September 1, 2017, HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program administered by OptumRx will have a new phone number

Register now for the upcoming benefits coordinator webinar

July 28, 2017

ERS will begin offering a quarterly webinar called “Ask ERS for BCs” beginning August 2017.

Benefit changes during Summer Enrollment

July 20, 2017

During Summer Enrollment, before you enter a Family Status Change, Post-Hire Change or another Plan Year Action, check to see if the employee has made Summer Enrollment (SE) changes to take effect September 1.

Help us help you serve your employees better

July 20, 2017

In August, September and October, the volume of inquiries and requests increases significantly. By taking the following steps, you can help us help you.

Use the new Supplemental Information Form for Employees for Plan Year 2018

July 20, 2017

For participants whose coverage will begin on or after September 1, 2017, please use the updated Supplemental Information Form for Employees (Beginning September 1).

HealthSelect provider network

July 17, 2017

If you get questions from your employees, please assure them that ERS and BCBSTX understand the importance of having a broad provider network. BCBSTX is working diligently to bring more doctors into the network by September 1, and will continue to recruit providers after the new plan year begins.

Remind employees to verify Summer Enrollment confirmations

July 17, 2017

Please remind your employees to review their Summer Enrollment confirmation statement carefully and confirm that the statement reflects the correct benefit changes.

Summer Enrollment forms are for your records

July 17, 2017

ERS provides several forms for you to distribute to your employees. These forms are posted in the BCCG and contain mailing instructions if the form should be sent to ERS or the plan carrier.


Return-to-work retirees hired in August

July 7, 2017

If you hire a return-to-work (RTW) retiree in August, enter a Data Change/Return to Work (DTA/RTW) Action in Change Job Data using the retiree’s First Active Duty Date (FADD) as the “Effective Date.”

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