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COVID-19 vaccination information and resources

January 13, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination is now available in Texas, although when and where you can get it varies throughout the state.
 

Deductibles for many plans restarted January 1

January 13, 2021

Welcome to the new year! Remember, it’s not just your calendar that started over—many medical and prescription drug deductibles in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans restarted on January 1. Did your deductible reset?
 

Tax forms from your health plan available soon

January 13, 2021

If you had non-Medicare health insurance in 2020 through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), tax Form 1095-B will be available to you from your health plan provider by the end of March. If you had activity related to a health savings account (HSA) in 2020, HSA tax forms should be available online by early February.
 

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.
 
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