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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) 

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 EyeMed

Dependent Eligibility Verification

  • Administered by Alight Solutions

Discount Purchase Program

  • Administered by Beneplace

Benefits Coordinator Community Group

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  • Tobacco use is a leading killer in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year. If you’re interested in stopping tobacco use, we have resources to help.

  • The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus. Although it usually causes only mild, cold-like symptoms, RSV can be serious. Infants and older adults. Vaccines are now available to protect some infants and young children and adults age 60 years and older, all of whom are more likely to develop severe RSV and need hospitalization. The HealthSelect of TexasSM and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM medical plans cover RSV vaccination for these groups.

  • The Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program is managed by a team whose only goal is to help you with your retirement plans. Here, one of them answers some common questions.

  • Express Scripts® enters the final phase of preparations to be the third-party administrator for the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (DPP) on Jan. 1, 2024. Optum Rx continues administering the plan through Dec. 31, 2023.

  • Maria’s life forever changed with one phone call from her doctor: “You have breast cancer.” Maria’s survival story reminds us that getting regular screenings is the best way to find breast cancer early. Read about the life-changing support she received from her HealthSelectSM medical plan—and from an inspirational group of women who helped her along the way.

More news for ERS State employees
  • Fall Enrollment begins Oct. 30
    September 12, 2023

    The Fall Enrollment period for Medicare-eligible retirees in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) is Oct. 30 through Nov. 17.

  • On Jan. 1, 2024, Express Scripts and Express Scripts Medicare (PDP) will become the new administrators for the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (PDP) and HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx, respectively.

  • This time of year, at the start of a new fiscal year and between Summer and Fall Enrollment, I often think about ERS’ relationships with its members and retirees, and the many ways we foster those relationships.

  • EyeMed Vision Care, LLC became the new State of Texas VisionSM plan administrator on Sept. 1.

  • Retirees not eligible for Medicare will see a change in their annuity checks if they made new benefit elections during Summer Enrollment.

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