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Get to know your optional benefits

May 2, 2018

As you consider your benefits and coverage as Summer Enrollment draws near, consider whether short-term or long-term disability coverage is something you need when life events happen to you.

Public Service Recognition Week is May 6-12

May 2, 2018


To all State of Texas workers who dedicate their talents and expertise to help further the missions of Texas state agencies and higher education institutions:

Thank you!

Mental Health: Understand your benefits and seek care when you need to

May 2, 2018

Your mental health has a big impact on your overall health. Know what mental health services your health plan covers so you can seek care when you need it.

Safety at work: Preventing falls and avoiding repetitive stress injuries

May 2, 2018

Although automobile accidents pose the biggest threat to State of Texas employees, did you know that falling is the second biggest cause of workplace injuries in Texas? Meanwhile, repetitive stress injuries continue to cause pain, leading to losses in productivity. We address both of these issues and share tips for avoiding these kinds of workplace injuries.

HealthSelect of Texas Participants: Avoid Unexpected Health Costs

April 4, 2018

To get the highest level of benefits and save the most money, HealthSelect of Texas participants must choose an in-network primary care physician (PCP).

Get to know your Optional Term Life, Dependent Life and Voluntary AD&D insurance

April 4, 2018

If you’re an active employee with health insurance through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), you are automatically insured with Basic Term Life and Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance at $5,000 each. You may also enroll in or apply for additional protection for yourself as well as for your spouse and children, at negotiated group rates.

New Group Benefits Advisory Committee (GBAC) to advise ERS Board

April 4, 2018

The Group Benefits Advisory Committee (GBAC) met for the first time in March. All members were at the meeting, which focused on information about the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), health care privacy laws and topics for future meetings.

If you plan to buy service credit, do so by August 31 and save!

April 4, 2018

Don't wait too long if you plan to buy service credit. You should make your purchase by August 31. You’ll pay more for several types of service credit come September 1

ERS adopts rule amendments at its March 7 Board Meeting

April 4, 2018

The ERS Board of Trustees met in March to, in part, consider proposed rule amendments.

Join the Department of Family and Protective Services volunteer team

April 4, 2018

Volunteers have an important role within the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Join the effort to eliminate the abuse and neglect of children, older Texans, and people with disabilities.

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