HealthSelect of Texas® is a network-based point-of-service plan. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is the plan administrator. You choose a primary care physician (PCP) and get referrals for specialists.
HealthSelect of Texas includes a comprehensive prescription drug plan called the HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program, which is administered by OptumRx. You will receive two ID cards:
- one for medical and
- one for prescription drug benefits.
Note: Under COBRA, you can continue the coverage you had when you left employment. You can stay enrolled in COBRA for as long as 18 months.
Plan benefits vary depending on whether you live in Texas, out of state, or are eligible for Medicare. The benefit level depends on whether the doctors and other providers are in the HealthSelect network and your eligibility for Medicare.
Participation in health insurance includes:
- ERS administers insurance benefits for:
- Each health plan participant must certify tobacco use, even if you do not use tobacco.