News About Your Benefits

It’s time to spend your TexFlex health care flexible spending account (FSA) funds

August 1, 2018

You have until the end of August to spend any balance over $500 in your health care flexible spending account.

Proposed changes to ERS rules to be presented at August 29 Board meeting

August 1, 2018

Learn more about proposed amendments to ERS rules.

Back to school? Don’t forget immunizations

August 1, 2018

Back-to-school season is a great time to make sure your child’s shot record is up to date.

Prevention is good for you, and good for the health plan

August 1, 2018

If your health plan is in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), recommended in-network preventive services are covered at no cost to you. Take steps to prevent illnesses or issues before they cause problems.

ERS ups its commitment to workplace wellness

August 1, 2018

In June 2018, Lacy Wolff joined the ERS team to coordinate wellness efforts across Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans. 

Summer Enrollment is here!

July 5, 2018

From now until July 27, active employees and retirees not enrolled in Medicare will have the opportunity to enroll in new benefit programs or change current coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents.

Enrolling dependents in benefits programs

July 5, 2018

If you plan to enroll your spouse and/or children in health insurance offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), you will need to verify their eligibility.

Two-step toward retirement

July 5, 2018

The Texas two-step is a dance that you can make uniquely your own. According to the Texa$aver℠ 401(k) / 457 Program, your retirement planning can also follow an easy, two-step approach.

Do you need TIPP disability coverage? Now is the time to apply

July 5, 2018

Your Summer Enrollment phase is the time to apply for the Texas Income Protection Plan (TIPP). TIPP offers short-term and long-term disability coverage that protects your income by paying a percentage of your paycheck if you become disabled and can’t work because you are ill, injured, or pregnant.

Get your medication ready for travel

July 5, 2018

It's summer time. Ready for a vacation? As you plan your travel adventures, don’t forget that your medications also have to come along on the trip. Plan for that, too.

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