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How do I prepare for Medicare?

September 11, 2017

As retirees start to near Medicare eligibility they typically have questions about Medicare and how it works.

Discount Purchase Program

June 2, 2017

Get out and get going with great savings from your Discount Purchase Program!

Catherine A. Melvin elected to ERS Board of Trustees

June 2, 2017

Catherine Melvin of the Texas Department of Public Safety has been elected to serve on the six-member Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees.

2017 Summer Enrollment for retirees not enrolled in Medicare

June 2, 2017

As in past years, Summer Enrollment has been divided into two-week phases to better serve our members.

Executive Director's corner

June 2, 2017

As I write this column, there are still a few weeks left in the 85th Texas Legislature. It’s too soon to say with 100% certainty what, if any, changes there might be to the health and retirement benefits ERS manages. However, it looks like it will be a good session for state retirees and employees, with no major changes to benefits.

Changes on the horizon

June 2, 2017

In late August 2017, the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) will launch its redesigned website and new domain name.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to become new health plan administrator

June 2, 2017

Beginning September 1, 2017, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will replace UnitedHealthcare as the plan administrator for HealthSelectSM of Texas, Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM and HealthSelect Secondary.

2017 Staying Connected fairs

June 2, 2017

Join ERS in August or September for a 2017 Staying Connected retiree fair in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston area.

Discount Purchase Program

March 5, 2017

Are you taking full advantage of your Discount Purchase Program?

Vote by April 14 in the ERS Board of Trustees election

March 3, 2017

We know you value your benefits and want to have a voice in any benefits changes. The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees election is one way to use your voice.

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