News About Your Benefits

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 6, 2020

Feeling stressed out or anxious? Take some time this month to take care of your mental health.
 

Get the most out of your pharmacy benefits: early-refill programs, medication home delivery

May 6, 2020

During this COVID-19 challenge, all Group Benefits Program (GBP) prescription drug programs have early-refill programs in place to ensure you have the resources you need. The HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program also offers medication home delivery–at no cost to you for standard shipping.
 

TexFlex updates due to COVID-19

May 6, 2020

WageWorks and the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) are committed to providing participants with continued access to their TexFlexSM benefits during this unique time.
 

Stay invested in your future: Texa$aver Education Counselors available for virtual meetings through the end of May

May 6, 2020

Education Counselors for the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program will be available for personalized virtual meetings through the month of May.
 

Vaping and e-cigarettes added to definition of tobacco use in ERS policy

May 6, 2020

During Summer Enrollment, all participants in Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans who use electronic cigarettes and vaping products must certify as tobacco users and pay the tobacco user premium, starting September 1.
 

COVID-19 and your health plan

April 1, 2020

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) continues to work with its health plan administrators to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19.
 

Keeping a healthy lifestyle while working from home

April 1, 2020

If you recently became a “work-from-home” employee, you may be getting less exercise, reaching for unhealthy snacks and feeling a little extra stress. So how can you get used to this new work life and still live a healthy lifestyle?
 

Find the best prices for your medications: HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program drug pricing tool

April 1, 2020

HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program participants: find out what your medications will cost before reaching for your wallet.
 

Coming soon: lower monthly fees, new investment option in Texa$aver

April 1, 2020

On May 1, it will cost you less–15% less–to save for your future! And, you’ll have one new investment option to consider in the Texa$aver program lineup.
 

State of Texas Vision participants: Glasses.com and 1-800 Contacts join provider network

April 1, 2020

State of Texas Vision participants: you can now order glasses or contacts online and apply your vision insurance in one convenient step.
 
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