News About Your Benefits

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.

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.

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