News About Your Benefits

Check out the ERS Facebook page–and be part of our online community

December 4, 2019

We hope you find the ERS Facebook page a convenient way to get information about ERS news, updates, events–and even a funny picture here and there. Do you sometimes want to add a comment to the online discussions? Learn more about using the ERS Facebook page.
 

You still have time to submit your TexFlex claims for Plan Year 2019

December 4, 2019

The end of the year is almost here, but you still have time to file claims for eligible health care and dependent care expenses incurred in Plan Year 2019. Your deadline: December 31, 2019.
 

Still making a difference

December 4, 2019

At 96 years old, retiree Lula Marie Sullivan shows that staying active has no age limit.
 

More joy, less stress: save your sanity–and your wallet–this holiday season

December 4, 2019

Hoping to simplify the holiday season? Here are some ways to cut back spending–and stress.
 

Knowledge is power! Take a health risk assessment to improve your health

November 6, 2019

Do you know your health risks? A health risk assessment (HRA) can quickly show if you are at risk for things like heart attack, diabetes and stroke. Complete an online HRA offered by your state health plan today and get on a path to a stronger, healthier you!
 

Plan ahead with in-network providers to help prevent surprise medical bills

November 6, 2019

‘Tis the season to be getting a joyful holiday card in the mail–not an unexpected medical bill. Fortunately, with a little planning ahead, you can protect yourself—and your wallet—from the surprise medical bill Grinch. Help yourself avoid surprise health care bills with these steps.
 

Kicking the tobacco habit one step at a time

November 6, 2019

It’s the 44th year of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout campaign, which encourages smokers to kick the habit. If you or a loved one is ready to take that step, ERS has the resources to help. See tips to begin a tobacco-free life.
 

Good health is in your hands

October 2, 2019

Many of us fail to wash our hands as thoroughly as we should. Learn why it’s important to keep your hands clean and find resources you can use to teach handwashing basics.
 

Being mindful about breathing

September 4, 2019

It’s not just some new-age fad—many people are finding that practicing mindfulness makes them feel better.  Simple mindfulness exercises can be practiced anywhere. It includes reducing workplace stress by being mindful about things under our control, like breathing. 
 

Staying fit on the job

August 7, 2019

Get fit at work. How? Start moving!  Learn how Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees stay fit on the job,  and find out how to get  NEAT.  
 
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