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Benefit Programs

The following links will take you off the ERS website and to the websites of our benefit programs.

Health Insurance

Prescription Drug Coverage

Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Basic Term, Optional Term, Dependent Term and Retiree Fixed Optional Life Insurance;
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance Insured by Minnesota Life, an affiliate of Securian Financial Group, Inc

Dental Coverage


  • Health care, dependent care and limited flexible spending accounts; commuter spending account Administered by ADP


Texas Income Protection PlanSM (TIPP)

  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
    Administered by ReedGroup

State of Texas Vision

  • Administered by Superior Vision

Discount Purchase Program

  • Administered by Beneplace
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06 Dec, 2017

Go to your ERS online account to make changes to your personal information. If you don’t make those updates, you may not get important benefits and tax information when you need it.

06 Dec, 2017

Whether you're new to the workplace or have been around for a few years, making sense of health insurance can be challenging. Once you learn more about how your health plan works, you'll have one less thing to worry about if you or your family members get sick. 

06 Dec, 2017

The IRS announced retirement plan contribution limits for the 2018 tax year.

06 Dec, 2017

Your health and dependent care claims for Plan Year 2017 must be postmarked by December 30, 2017.

06 Dec, 2017

You need the right information at the right time when filing for disability.

More news for ERS State employees
10 Dec, 2017

Generally, direct-deposit annuities are sent on the last business day of the month and paper checks are mailed on the second-to-last business day of the month.

10 Dec, 2017

Are you prepared for Medicare?

10 Dec, 2017

This year, make saving big your newest tradition! Visit your Discount Purchase ProgramSM for holiday deals, and find something for everyone on your list.

10 Dec, 2017

By January 31, 2018, ERS will mail FORM 1099-R to anyone who received annuity payments from ERS in 2017.

10 Dec, 2017

What is a Form 1095-B? Who will get it? When will I receive it? 

More news for ERS State retirees
10 Aug, 2017

Most evenings, ERS retiree Charlie Keen enjoys some of the most beautiful sunsets in Texas from the deck of his home overlooking Lake Travis.

10 Aug, 2017

Eligible HealthSelect participants can join Real Appeal, an online program to improve health and wellness.

10 Aug, 2017

Meet Virginia L. Harwell, the founder of Real Appeal

31 May, 2017

For 20 years, Thomas Barker-White has worked for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), currently as a statewide intake supervisor overseeing a staff of nine.

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