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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

Tax-advantaged Spending/Savings Accounts


Texas Income Protection PlanSM (TIPP)

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

State of Texas Vision

  • Administered by Superior Vision

Dependent Eligibility Verification

  • Administered by Alight Solutions

Discount Purchase Program

  • Administered by Beneplace
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05 Aug, 2020
What does retirement readiness look like? If your State of Texas Retirement and Social Security aren’t enough to live comfortably, where will the rest of your money come from? If your financial future is on your mind, it’s time to talk with a Texa$aver Education Counselor.
05 Aug, 2020
Did you know that prices for medical services such as MRIs, CT scans and lab tests can differ greatly depending on where you go?  You probably look for value when shopping for all kinds of items and services. Why not for medical services?
05 Aug, 2020
Prescription drug deductibles will restart soon for participants in some GBP health plans. Find out when yours restarts in the prescription drug deductibles table.
05 Aug, 2020
It’s almost the start of a new plan year. If you contributed to a TexFlex℠ flexible spending account (FSA) in Plan Year 2020 and did not use all of your funds, you still have time. Learn more, so you won’t have to forfeit any funds.
05 Aug, 2020
Mental and physical health go hand-in-hand. In fact, taking care of your mental health can sometimes improve your ability to take care of your physical health.
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01 Jun, 2021
Participants in Texas Employees Group Benefits Program health plans who use e-cigarettes or vaping products must certify as tobacco users.  Read more about ERS' tobacco policy  and certifying tobacco use. 
08 Jun, 2020
An unexpected deal on an item or service you've been wanting can make your day. Check out the summertime  offers available through the Discount Purchase Program. 
08 Jun, 2020
Some of the industry's largest online vendors for eyewear and contact lenses are part of the State of Texas Vision network. That means plan participants can purchase eyewear or contacts and apply their vision benefits in one convenient step.
08 Jun, 2020
The ERS Board of Trustees has awarded the contract for the HealthSelect Medicare AdvantageSM Plan to United Healthcare effective January 1, 2021. Your benefits will not change, but you'll want keep informed about the transition. Learn where you can find out more.
08 Jun, 2020
Older adults can be more vulnerable to illness, particularly COVID-19, and should limit their exposure to others who could be sick.  If you've never tried a doctor's visit via video, now is a good time to learn more about it.
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05 Dec, 2019
At 96 years old, retiree Lula Marie Sullivan shows that staying active has no age limit.
02 Oct, 2019
Stuart Greenfield has successfully managed his Type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years. He relies on ever-improving technology to control his blood sugar levels—and he credits having good health coverage with helping him thrive. Read more.
07 Aug, 2019
JoAnn Norman has a mission: to help the women she meets every week build their sense of self-worth. Her monthly annuity gives her the financial support she needs to continue serving those serving time. Read more.
28 Dec, 2018

Thomas Barker-White has learned that "life can come at you quick." The disability coverage and health insurance offered to State of Texas workers prepares you for that unexpected challenge, Barker-White asserts.

28 Dec, 2018

Thanks to his ERS benefits, Charlie Keen can follow one of his rules of retirement: try to enjoy every day.

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