Skip to Content

News About Your Benefits

National Retirement Security Week is October 15-21, 2017

October 3, 2017

If you are feeling a little uncertain about your retirement savings, you aren't alone

Flu season is here. Protect yourself!

October 3, 2017

It's that time of year again, time to roll up our sleeves and get that flu shot.

New assumed rate of return will have a big impact for ERS Retirement Trust Fund

September 6, 2017

At its August 23 meeting, the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees voted to adjust the assumed rate of return on investment of the ERS Retirement Trust Fund to 7.5%, down from 8%.

A conversation with incoming Board of Trustee Catherine A. Melvin

September 6, 2017

When she ran for a seat on the ERS Board of Trustees, she said she “had over 500,000 reasons to run.” We asked Melvin to tell us more about how she hopes to represent state employees’ interests as a Trustee.

Start using your new ID cards

September 6, 2017

HealthSelect members, as we reminded you last month, you should have received your new medical cards for the new plan year, which began September 1. As we mentioned, you will now have a card for your health care and one for your prescription drugs, along with other plans you may have enrolled in, such as dental and vision.

It pays to stay in the network!

September 6, 2017

HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelect participants will pay less if they see providers in the HealthSelect network.

HealthSelect members: Get information about your health benefits, anytime, anywhere

September 6, 2017

Now that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is the HealthSelect plan administrator, you can register for Blue Access for MembersSM.

Welcome to ERS’ redesigned website

September 6, 2017

The ERS website has a fresh new look and feel. We want the new website to be user friendly so we restructured and streamlined the content, making it is easier for you to find the information you may need.

Gearing up for fall

September 6, 2017

Autumn officially begins on September 22, 2017— the Fall Equinox. Will we finally get a break from sweltering summer heat?

Time to spend your TexFlex Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds

August 2, 2017

You have until August 31, 2017 to spend your FSA balance and the deadline to submit claims for the health care dollars you spent during the past benefit year is December 31, 2017. 

Pages: 5 of 8
ERS NewsRSS 2.0