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  • There are no major changes in the plans offered to Medicare-enrolled participants in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program. If you’re a Medicare-eligible retiree, it’s still a good idea to take note of Fall Enrollment dates and review your options.
  • The 87th Texas Legislature took significant steps to shore up the ERS Retirement Trust Fund. See how this will impact current and future retirees.
  • COVID-19 made this year’s legislative session like no other, but it didn’t keep lawmakers from acting in support of ERS retirement and insurance programs.
  • David Veal named CIO
    September 13, 2021
    ERS’ new chief investment officer David Veal brings a wealth of private and public sector experience to his role and a commitment to solid, disciplined investment strategies.
  • Walk your way to better health
    September 13, 2021
    You likely know about the benefits of walking. Now you can take a health expert or inspirational guest along with you through the ERS Walk and Talk podcast.
  • As a new member of ERS’ Board of Trustees, longtime state employee Neika Clark wants to help ensure her fellow state employees take full advantage of their retirement and insurance benefits.
  • Don't forget your vaccine
    September 13, 2021
    The COVID-19 vaccine is getting all the attention, but that doesn't mean the flu has gone away. Plan to get vaccinated in early fall to be ready when flu season hits.
  • 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.