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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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07 Apr, 2021
Scott and White Care Plans (SWCP) and Community First Health Plans (CFHP) will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting September 1.
07 Apr, 2021
Changes are happening with the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program. Starting May 1, the program’s administrative fee structure will change to a flat fee for all participants. ERS is also adding a new investment option to the program’s core lineup. 
07 Apr, 2021
The 2021 plan year for participants in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) is more than half over. If you’re enrolled in State of Texas Vision that means the clock is ticking for you to take full advantage of your PY21 benefits before they expire on August 31.
07 Apr, 2021
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 24. If you have unused or expired medications at home, it’s important to safely dispose of them. 
07 Apr, 2021
Now that anyone age 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas, it is especially important to help the most vulnerable get vaccinated. Learn about the state health department's new Vaccine Scheduler resource.
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08 Mar, 2021
Stabilizing the ERS Trust Fund continues to be a top priority, and ERS will continue to keep lawmakers, employees and retirees informed about the importance of making the Fund healthy again.
08 Mar, 2021
ERS encourages retirees to get a COVID-19 vaccine when they can. It’s fully covered by your health plan—you’ll pay nothing out of pocket. View information and resources to learn about the vaccine and its availability. 
08 Mar, 2021
The ERS Board of Trustees provides important oversight to state employee benefit programs. You can help decide who fills this important role.
08 Mar, 2021
Healthy eating is not only be about what we eat but how we eat. Learn a few simple tips that can help you break unhealthy eating habits.
08 Mar, 2021
 Input from the Group Benefits Advisory Committee helps ensure ERS benefit programs provide value to state workers, retirees and their families. See the name of its newest member and those who are returning to serve another term.
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02 Sep, 2020

Rosanna Boyd's out-of-pocket maximum  protected her from health bills that could threaten her financial stability.

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.
05 Jun, 2019
When Eric Posadas discovered that his family would be expanding, he went into research mode. His quest: to determine which benefits could best protect his growing family’s health and financial well-being.
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