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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. 

Minimize your risk of identity-theft during ERS’ administrator transition

August 2, 2017

On September 1, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will become the medical plan administrator for HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Driven HealthSelectSM. It’s the kind of transition that social engineers love to exploit. Don’t let that happen to you! Learn how to protect your personal data.

New HealthSelect ID cards will be issued soon

August 2, 2017

When Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) becomes the administrator for the medical plan on September 1, 2017, you will have separate medical and pharmacy ID cards for medical and prescription drug services. 

When families exercise together

August 1, 2017

Monday, August 6, 2017, is the first day of Exercise With Your Child week. Children six and older should exercise at least 60 minutes a day. They are more likely to get moving if their parents or caregivers get moving, too. 

ERS Board Meeting

August 1, 2017

On August 23, the ERS Board will hold its final meeting of the 2016-17 fiscal year.

On the 100-year plan?

July 5, 2017

Many of us understand that we can, and should, adopt habits that lead to long-lasting good health. Some of us may need a little extra support to do so. That’s where the HealthSelect well-being program can help

Dependent certification and verification

July 5, 2017

Enrolling new dependents? If so, there are specific steps you need to take to complete the enrollment, including providing documentation that shows they are your dependents.

Health Maintenance Organizations

July 5, 2017

If you live or work in certain Texas counties, you might have the option to join a health maintenance organization (HMO). HMOs offer coordinated care within limited, regional provider networks.

Review your TexFlex elections

July 5, 2017

Putting aside pre-tax money for commuter, medical and dependent care expenses makes sense for many people. 


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