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Focus on fitness at Staying Connected retiree fairs

August 9, 2019

ERS is hosting Staying Connected retiree fairs beginning August 30 and continuing through September. If you live near San Antonio, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston, plan to join us.
 

Have no fear, Summer is here!

June 10, 2019

The 2019 Summer Enrollment phase for retirees not enrolled in Medicare will run from Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 26. You can make benefit changes during this time.

 

Age Well Live Well

June 10, 2019

Being engaged and connected to your community benefits everyone, but it can be a challenge for people who might have limited transportation options, are living alone or have a physical disability. 
 

Executive Director's Corner - summer 2019

June 10, 2019

Living in the so-called “Information Age” can be a mixed blessing. It’s wonderful to have easy and even instant access to whatever news, fact or opinion you want. On the downside, it can be overwhelming and often confusing.
For government agencies like ERS, it can mean greater transparency and more timely information about programs and decisions that affect your life.
 

ERS annuity payment dates - summer

June 10, 2019

Generally, ERS sends direct-deposit annuities on the last business day of the month. And we mail paper checks on the last business day of the month.
 

Stay in Motion: Don't sideline your workout this summer, take it inside

June 10, 2019

Don’t let the dog days of summer make you bench your workout. If you are looking to get fit and join a gym, the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) might have a fitness program for you.
 

New administrator for dental PPO, new DHMO for Plan Year 2020

June 10, 2019

Delta Dental will become the third-party administrator (TPA) of the State of Texas Dental Choice PlanSM preferred provider organization (PPO). DeltaCare USA, an affiliate of Delta Dental, will become the new dental health maintenance organization (DHMO) carrier on September 1, 2019.
 

Board of Trustees election update

June 10, 2019

By the time many of you read this, voting in the 2019 ERS Board of Trustees election will have closed and, we hope, you will have cast a ballot for your favorite candidate. If you’re reading this before June 14, are eligible to vote and haven’t voted yet, you still have a chance to mail your ballot or vote electronically.
 

Staying Connected fairs

June 10, 2019

ERS retirees are invited to join us for the 2019 Staying Connected retiree fairs. Our theme this year is “Fitness and You,” featuring speakers who can help you make the most of your benefits.

Is that really you, ERS?

June 10, 2019

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) has gotten a few reports from members who were called or visited by someone claiming to be with the State of Texas or ERS, wanting to discuss their retirement accounts.
The real ERS would like to remind you of the ways we usually contact members, and how to protect yourself against scams.
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