News About Your Benefits

GBP participant defeated Stage 3 breast cancer: “It’s been a long road, and I want to celebrate”

October 7, 2020

Amanda Grantham, of the Texas General Land Office, never expected a Stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 37. She powered through 16 months of treatment––and credits her Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan with helping her through it.
 

Five easy challenges to get HealthSelect participants moving

October 7, 2020

Only about 23% of Texans get the recommended amount of physical activity each week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)––despite knowing how good it is for us. Need to jump-start your fitness goals? HealthSelect participants can check out these five easy challenges designed to get you moving.
 

OneTouch glucometer and OneTouch test strips at no cost

September 2, 2020

Certain diabetic supplies are now covered at no cost to participants in the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (PDP) when you use an in-network pharmacy and present your prescription drug ID card.

Get your flu shot––soon

September 2, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter—so the CDC recommends you get your flu shot in September or October.

HealthSelectShoppERS is now live

September 2, 2020

If you are a HealthSelect of Texas®, HealthSelectSM Out-of-State or Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM participant, you can now take part in HealthSelectShoppERSSM.

The out-of-pocket maximum: a guardian of your life savings

September 2, 2020

University of North Texas lecturer Rossana Boyd feared astronomical medical bills after a nine-day hospital stay in Chicago. Instead, she learned her Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan protects her from massive health bills.

10 tips to maintain work-life balance

September 2, 2020

Despite the many challenges in our current environment, there are things within your control that can help you create balance between work and life.

ERS surveys give helpful feedback from employees and retirees

August 5, 2020

Recent Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) member surveys show the overwhelming majority of state employees and retirees view their ERS-administered benefits as a valuable part of their compensation package.

Take care of your mental health, with help from HealthSelect

August 5, 2020

Mental and physical health go hand-in-hand. In fact, taking care of your mental health can sometimes improve your ability to take care of your physical health.

New incentive program for HealthSelect participants coming soon

August 5, 2020

Did you know that prices for medical services such as MRIs, CT scans and lab tests can differ greatly depending on where you go?  You probably look for value when shopping for all kinds of items and services. Why not for medical services?
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