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  • During May we will be providing opportunities to connect and explore topics related to mental health so we can all help to improve our workplace cultures across the state.

  • ERS benefits after death
    March 7, 2022

    Discussing financial matters with the loved ones you will leave behind when you die is difficult, but necessary. Read this refresher about the State of Texas benefits that may be available to your survivors and the steps they should take upon your death.

  • These days, getting together to learn, celebrate or just visit with one another can be a challenge. ERS encourages retirees to stay connected with us, with their health care providers and with each other, even when it means trying new ways to interact.

  • If you’re staying active and remembering your annual check-up, you hopefully will be rewarded with good health. Why not get a little something extra for your effort? Read about incentive programs that reward you for wellness-related activities.

  • As you age, there may be times when you need specialized care at home after a hospital stay or injury, or maybe just a helping hand with daily tasks. Learn about the home health benefits available through your Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan.
  • Hearing loss is common as you age. Fortunately, your health plan offers benefits for hearing assessments and hearing aids. Learn about your coverage and what to watch out for when evaluating hearing aids.
  • Have you ever wondered how ERS and its health plan administrators can offer great extra benefits, like gym memberships, at no cost to you? Learn more about value-added benefits and the role they play in supporting your health.

  • It’s always good to be prepared. Read this brief reminder about tax-time forms related to your retirement and health care benefits.

  • January 1 marks a new year and fresh start. The same is true for your health insurance deductibles and coinsurance. Take note so you won’t be surprised when you check out at your health care provider or pharmacy.

  • It’s been 18 months since COVID impacted our lives and routines. Since then, ERS has provided uninterrupted service to state employees and retirees. One area of our member service continues to be stretched, namely, our response time when members try to reach us by phone and email. Learn how you may be able to avoid long waits on the phone.