News About Your Benefits

News About Your Benefits

The eyes have it

February 6, 2019

Healthy vision contributes to an active lifestyle. Do your part to protect your eyes—get an eye exam every year.

Make sure your benefits work for you!

February 6, 2019

When is the last time you reviewed your benefits? Learn why it’s important to review your benefits—and how to find your benefits information online.

Matters of the heart

February 6, 2019

February is American Heart Month. Learn more about how you can evaluate your heart health.

The ERS Client Reconciliation Team

February 6, 2019

You contribute 9.5% of your paycheck to the ERS Retirement Trust Fund. Have you ever wondered who makes sure your deposit actually makes it to your account? Learn how members of the Client Reconciliation Unit in ERS’ Finance Division make sure your money goes to the right place.

Virtual visits for mental health

January 9, 2019

Those enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas, HealthSelect Out-of-State, HealthSelect Secondary or Consumer Directed HealthSelect can meet now schedule mental health virtual visits.

Treat your chronic pain safely

January 9, 2019

Learn what precautions apply if you take prescription-only pain medications.

Some health insurance cost-sharing started over with the new year

January 9, 2019

Don’t forget that some of your out-of-pocket costs for health insurance started over on January 1.

News from the ERS Board of Trustees

January 9, 2019

James Kee, Ph.D., was appointed to the ERS Board of Trustees in December 2018 . . .  and we are gearing up for the 2019 Board of Trustees election.

Higher contribution limits for retirement savers

January 9, 2019

The amount of money you can contribute each year to employer-sponsored retirement plans, such as the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program, has increased.

I Resolve . . . to get to the dentist!

January 9, 2019

Have dental insurance, but are too afraid to get your covered routine cleanings and exams? Learn how to overcome your dental phobia so you can use your benefits you paid for—and to get the care you need!

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