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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.”

Data entry and Plan Year 2018 effective dates

July 7, 2017

Do not enter information in Job Data with an “Effective Date” of September 1, 2017 until after July 31, 2017.

Possible calls about enrollment and health care providers

July 7, 2017

Over the next several weeks, your employees may get calls from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) about their doctors and/or transition of care. 

Changes on the horizon

June 30, 2017

In late August 2017, the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) will launch its redesigned website and new domain name.

Help return-to-work retirees switch between active and retiree benefits

June 30, 2017

 For information about RTW retiree data entry, log in to the BCCG and see page 27 of the Benefits Coordinator Guide to Summer Enrollment. 

Remind HealthSelect Participants to choose a PCP

June 30, 2017

All participants enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas need to select a primary care physician (PCP) to receive network benefits. A participant who sees a doctor without designating a PCP will probably have to pay more even if the doctor is in the HealthSelect network.

Reminder: Employees cannot enter their own plan year changes during Summer Enrollment

June 30, 2017

Please remind your employees that during Summer Enrollment and through the end of August, they can’t use their online accounts to enter changes related to QLEs.

Don't forget to include the Notice of Creditable Coverage (NOCC) with NEBG

June 23, 2017

Federal law requires ERS to send the Notice of Creditable Coverage (NOCC) to everyone who may be eligible for Medicare and has health insurance coverage through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP).

NEBG for Plan Year 2018

June 23, 2017

Electronic versions of the 2018 New Employee Benefits Guide (NEBG) for state agencies and higher education institutions will be posted on the ERS website and available to download by early to mid-October.

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