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.
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
Do not enter information in Job Data with an “Effective Date” of September 1, 2017 until after July 31, 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.
In late August 2017, the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) will launch its redesigned website and new domain name.
For information about RTW retiree data entry, log in to the BCCG and see page 27 of the Benefits Coordinator Guide to Summer Enrollment.
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.
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.
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).
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.