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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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01 May, 2019
The first week of May has been designated as Public Service Recognition Week.  We’d be hard pressed to find a better example of a dedicated public servant than Don Brandenberger, who has worked for the same state agency for more than five decades.
01 May, 2019
For an easy-to-read snapshot of your health plan's covered services and what you can expect to pay, consult your plan’s Summary of Benefits and Coverage.
01 May, 2019
ERS has certified your your nominees for the Board of Trustees position.
01 May, 2019
Summer Enrollment 2019 will be here before you know it. Make sure your information in ERS OnLine is correct so you don’t miss important information from ERS.
01 May, 2019
This month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is raising awareness about mental health. Learn why getting mental health treatment is important to our physical health, and read about one woman's effort to educate others about mental illness.
More news for ERS State employees
11 Mar, 2019
Did you know only about one-quarter of seniors have their original teeth? Taking good care of your teeth is crucial, especially as you get older.
11 Mar, 2019
In December 2018, Jeanie Wyatt resigned from the ERS Board of Trustees. Speaker Straus named James Kee, Ph.D., to serve the remainder of Ms. Wyatt’s term, which expires August 31, 2020.
11 Mar, 2019
This year, you will have the opportunity to vote for a representative to serve on the ERS Board of Trustees. 
11 Mar, 2019
Health and wellness is a personal journey. No matter your age, sustained moderate physical activity improves cardiovascular health, brain health, and bone density and strength. This month, we bring you the story of one retiree who has found that, more than 5,000 miles from Texas, her ERS health plan helps her embrace wellness.
11 Mar, 2019
 You should have gotten your Form 1099-R in the mail if you got a payment from ERS in 2018.
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03 Apr, 2019
When Eileen Eiden took a job with Austin Community College in 2014, a high deductible health plan was not among her coverage options. When ERS offered Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM in 2016, Eiden promptly signed up and is happy to explain why the plan is a good fit for her and, perhaps, for others.
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.

28 Dec, 2018

Jennica Preston is happy to share the benefits of getting and staying fit with friends and colleagues.

28 Dec, 2018

Making healthier choices is key in controlling A1C, Virginia Harwell has found.

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