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Medication by mail: Learn the facts behind common myths

March 9, 2020

Filling your prescriptions by mail can be an easy and convenient alternative to trips to the pharmacy. Read common myths and facts about medication by mail.

Message from the Executive Director: Keeping our commitments

March 9, 2020

ERS works continuously with lawmakers—including between legislative sessions—to ensure the long-term health of the ERS Retirement Trust Fund.

Going Mediterranean is easier than you think

March 9, 2020

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by choosing a Mediterranean diet. Travel to Greece is not required—just healthy food choices.

Share your time and talents through volunteering

March 9, 2020

Stay active while you serve others. The number of organizations that need volunteers is almost limitless. Here are just a few to consider.

Join our Facebook community

March 9, 2020

If you haven’t connected with ERS on Facebook, we invite you to join our online community. Just remember to follow these guidelines when participating in a public forum.

ERS Board appoints new Group Benefits Advisory Committee members

March 9, 2020

ERS’ Group Benefits Advisory Committee provides valuable input about your benefits. See the names of its newest members. 

ERS adopts rule amendment

March 9, 2020

ERS' Board of Trustees has adopted an amendment allowing designated beneficiaries of ERS members and retirees to assign certain death benefits to licensed funeral directors or funeral establishments.

Beware: Scammers posing as government agencies seek money, financial information

August 30, 2019

The Social Security Administration and the IRS are warning about a growing number of phone and email scams, including some that target retirees who rely on Social Security benefits. Remember: Never give identifying information to an unknown caller. 

Staying in Motion

March 11, 2019

Health and wellness is a personal journey. No matter your age, sustained moderate physical activity improves cardiovascular health, brain health, and bone density and strength. This month, we bring you the story of one retiree who has found that, more than 5,000 miles from Texas, her ERS health plan helps her embrace wellness.

Executive Director's Corner

December 7, 2018

Every two years, ERS submits its Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) to ask for state funding for retirement and health insurance. ERS will provide information to legislators about the importance of retirement and health insurance benefits to state retirees and active employees.


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