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  • The annual benefits enrollment period for retirees not enrolled in Medicare is around the corner. See important dates and what’s new for Plan Year 2022.
  • Because only one prospective candidate qualified to participate in the planned election for a new ERS trustee, the Board approved a rule that will allow ERS to move forward without an election and certify the eligible candidate. See who will fill the open Board seat.
     
  • It's been an unusual year, but an active one. Learn about some of the activities that have proceeded despite the pandemic. Meanwhile, stay tuned for developments about new legislation impacting the ERS Retirement Trust Fund.
  • With Scott and White Care Plans (SWCP) and Community First Health Plans (CFHP) no longer be a part of the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP)  starting September 1,  plan participants will want to take note of what happens next.
  • If you’re enrolled in State of Texas Vision, the clock is ticking for you to use your Plan Year 2021 benefits. Don’t let your benefits pass you by!
  • As of May 1, participants in the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program pay a flat monthly administrative fee, instead of a fee based on their account balance. Accountholders also have a new investment option in the program’s core fund lineup. 
  • Did you hear? New hearing health benefits are among the Extra Benefits available to HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage participants. Learn more about them.
  • You got your shot? That's good news, but be careful about how you share that news with others, especially online. Read how to protect your personal health information from COVID-related scams.
  • ERS annuity basics
    March 8, 2021
    Whether it’s been a few months or several years since you retired, you may have some questions about this important benefit. See a few reminders.
     
  • Scott and White Care Plans (SWCP) and Community First Health Plans (CFHP) will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting September 1. Learn why this change is happening.