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Executive Director's Corner

December 7, 2018
Every two years, ERS submits its Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) to ask for state funding for retirement and health insurance, our two primary fiscal responsibilities. ERS will provide information to legislators about the importance of retirement and health insurance benefits to state retirees and active employees.  

Changes to ERS Rules

December 7, 2018
Rules, statutes and other regulations relating to ERS are posted on our Statutes and Rules webpage. Proposed and adopted changes to ERS rules are published throughout the year in the Texas Register. 

Be careful about giving out your financial information

December 7, 2018
As a state agency or higher education retiree with a pension, you may get a lot of marketing material from financial advisors and investment professionals. If you decide to seek investment or financial advice, you should do your research, especially if you are contacted directly by an advisor.

Staying in Motion

December 7, 2018
Think of the things that you are most grateful for. List the top three with as much detail as possible. By doing this simple exercise, you can improve your health.

Mental health virtual visits

December 5, 2018
HealthSelectSM of Texas, HealthSelect Secondary, Consumer Directed HealthSelect, and HealthSelect Out-of-State now offer virtual visits for mental health. With a virtual visit, you can consult licensed mental health professionals online from the convenience of your home.

Some deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums start over in January

December 5, 2018
As another year comes to an end, it’s important to remember that most medical and prescription drug deductibles will restart on January 1.

What is a drug formulary?

November 5, 2018
Understanding the formulary can do more than just help you find a covered drug.

Fall Enrollment is around the corner

September 7, 2018
If you are a retiree enrolled in Medicare, you can make changes to health and optional benefits for yourself and your dependents during Fall Enrollment.

Add a new toothbrush to your cleaning list

September 7, 2018
Mops, dusters and sponges are just a few things that come to mind when you think about cleaning. But have you thought about a new toothbrush to freshen up your oral hygiene routine?

Introducing Lacy Wolff, ERS' new health promotion administrator

September 7, 2018
ERS created my position of health promotion administrator to expand access to wellness resources for ERS members in all phases of life.
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