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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 Sep, 2017

The ERS website has a fresh new look and feel. We want the new website to be user friendly so we restructured and streamlined the content, making it is easier for you to find the information you may need.

06 Sep, 2017

Autumn officially begins on September 22, 2017— the Fall Equinox. Will we finally get a break from sweltering summer heat?

06 Sep, 2017

At its August 23 meeting, the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees voted to adjust the assumed rate of return on investment of the ERS Retirement Trust Fund to 7.5%, down from 8%.

06 Sep, 2017

When she ran for a seat on the ERS Board of Trustees, she said she “had over 500,000 reasons to run.” We asked Melvin to tell us more about how she hopes to represent state employees’ interests as a Trustee.

06 Sep, 2017

HealthSelect members, as we reminded you last month, you should have received your new medical cards for the new plan year, which began September 1. As we mentioned, you will now have a card for your health care and one for your prescription drugs, along with other plans you may have enrolled in, such as dental and vision.

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12 Sep, 2017

On August 23, the ERS Board of Trustees made important decisions about your benefits. These decisions were aimed at protecting your retirement security while also allowing the state to fulfill its commitments to future retirees.

12 Sep, 2017

Annual Fall Enrollment 2017 for Medicare–eligible retirees

12 Sep, 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.

12 Sep, 2017

For more than 20 years, internal auditor Catherine A. Melvin, has excelled in a job that is little understood and under- appreciated–that is, until her efforts helped an organization achieve its goals and objectives...

12 Sep, 2017

On August 19, 2017, the Employees Retirement System of Texas(ERS)launched its redesigned website and domain name.

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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