News About Your Benefits

A new way for Texans with disabilities to save

July 5, 2018

Effective May 1, 2018, Texans with disabilities have a new option to save and plan for their financial futures.  It’s called the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (Texas ABLE®) Program.

It’s summertime, and the bugs are biting

July 5, 2018

Take steps to protect yourself and family members from mosquito bites. Even better: prevent mosquitos from breeding altogether!

Tips for summer safety

July 5, 2018

Sun safety should be second nature for sun-drenched Texans. Still, it’s important to be extra cautious during these sizzling summer months, when the sun’s rays can be especially harmful.

What’s changing in the new plan year?

June 6, 2018

On May 23, the ERS Board of Trustees approved premiums and benefits changes for Plan Year 2019.

Summer Enrollment is coming soon

June 6, 2018

The decision you make about health coverage may be the most important one you make about your benefits. 

Get to know your optional benefits: TexFlex

June 6, 2018

TexFlex flexible spending accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care, dependent care and commuter expenses.

Health care services while on vacation

June 6, 2018

If you travel this summer, remember to prepare for unexpected medical issues.

Highlights from the May 2018 Board of Trustees meeting

June 6, 2018

Read about the Employees Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees and Investment Advisory Committee meeting, held on May 23, 2018. 

Have fun in the sun, but protect yourself

June 6, 2018

Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetimesj? Fortunately, this type of cancer is preventable, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Preparing for a great Summer Enrollment

June 4, 2018

ERS staff is busy getting everything ready for you. Be on the lookout for your Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement (PBES). This will come in the mail to you before your Summer Enrollment phase starts.

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