KelseyCare Advantage not available through ERS starting January 1

KelseyCare Advantage not available through ERS starting January 1

September 8, 2020
KelseyCare Advantage logoEffective January 1, 2021, the KelseyCare Advantage Medicare HMO will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP). This change will impact only Houston-area retirees, dependents and survivors who are currently enrolled in KelseyCare Advantage. ERS will automatically enroll current KelseyCare participants in the HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan preferred provider organization (MA PPO) effective January 1, 2021.

KelseyCare participants do not need to take any action if they want to be enrolled in HealthSelect MA PPO (to be insured by UnitedHealthcare). KelseyCare participants who don’t want to join HealthSelect MA PPO may enroll in HealthSelectSM Secondary (administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas), or they may waive GBP medical and prescription drug coverage. ERS will provide more information in the coming months and will be available to help affected members with the transition.