Express Scripts will be the administrator for the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program beginning Jan. 1, 2024
In December, the ERS Board of Trustees awarded the third-party administrator contract for the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program and HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx to Express Scripts. The six-year term of the contract is Jan. 1, 2024 through Dec. 31, 2029.
What the change means for participants
Participants in the non-Medicare HealthSelect of Texas® plans are automatically enrolled in a comprehensive prescription drug program. Employees, non-Medicare retirees and their eligible dependents enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas, HealthSelectSM Out-of-State, and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM do not need to re-enroll because of this transition. They will be automatically transferred to Express Scripts on Jan.1.
In December, Express Scripts will send you new ID cards to use starting Jan.1 2024
Why ERS is making the change
ERS is required to rebid the administration of its benefit programs on a regular basis to ensure we are providing competitive benefits at a reasonable cost. Express Scripts’ proposal included costs that were considerably lower than the other bidders. In fact, Express Scripts’ bid was almost $470 million lower than the next lowest bidder, while maintaining current coverage levels and high-quality service.
ERS will provide much more information in the coming months. Please check this page often for updates. For more information about the transition, please see the frequently asked questions page.