News About Your Benefits

Ask an expert: Texa$aver advisor ready to answer your questions, help you reach your money goals

January 13, 2021

Want to learn how to make your money make money? Ask an advisor with the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program. On January 21, tune in to ERS’ webinar led by a Texa$aver Retirement Plan Advisor and get answers to your money questions.
 

HealthSelect participants: Regular preventive care can help you and your family members stay on course

January 13, 2021

It’s easy to skimp on doctor’s appointments and check-ups when our health seems to be fine, but preventive health care helps us stay healthy for the long term.
 

Coming soon: ERS Board of Trustees election

January 13, 2021

State employees have valuable benefits offered through the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). One way to make sure you are represented in benefits discussions is to vote in the next ERS Board of Trustees election.
 

ERS adopts rule amendments at its December 2020 Board of Trustees meeting

January 13, 2021

On December 8, 2020 the ERS Board of Trustees adopted rule amendments and new rules.
 

Looking to get healthier this year, HealthSelect participants? Start on the scale

January 13, 2021

Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight is a vital part of your preventive health. As you look for ways to get healthier by managing your weight, be sure to check out the resources available at no cost to you through your HealthSelect of Texas® plan.
 

HealthSelectShoppERS takes the headache out of choosing a health care provider

December 2, 2020

Need an MRI or a CT scan? Maybe you need knee surgery. Whatever your case may be, remember to shop around before you get that medical care. If you are a HealthSelectSM participant, you can compare costs for certain services and procedures at in-network facilities through the HealthSelectShoppERSSM program. HealthSelectShoppERS can help you save money on high-quality health care and earn you an incentive for choosing a lower-cost option.
 

You still have time to use your TexFlex funds for Plan Year 2020

December 2, 2020

The end of the year is almost here, but you still have time to use Plan Year 2020 funds for eligible health care, limited-purpose and dependent care expenses, thanks to an extension from the IRS. Your deadline: December 31, 2020.
 

Contribution limits in 2021 unchanged for Texa$aver 401(k) / 457 accounts

December 2, 2020

The contribution limits for your Texa$averSM 401(k) or 457 account in the 2021 tax year will be the same as in 2020. If you’re age 50 or older, the special catch-up contribution limit also remains the same.
 

Holiday shoppers: stay safe and save with the Discount Purchase Program

December 2, 2020

This holiday season, shopping online to avoid crowded stores and malls may be more of a necessity than a choice. If you’re going to be making your list and checking it twice in front of your computer, don’t forget to take advantage of the Discount Purchase Program.
 

Take control of holiday stress

December 2, 2020

Some of our major holidays are around the corner, and many of us need support and resources to reduce stress and maintain our health and wellness during this time. If you are a participant in a Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), your GBP health plan has you covered with emotional and mental health benefits.
 
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