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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

Retirement

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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04 Sep, 2019
It’s not just some new-age fad—many people are finding that practicing mindfulness makes them feel better.  Simple mindfulness exercises can be practiced anywhere. It includes reducing workplace stress by being mindful about things under our control, like breathing. 
 
04 Sep, 2019
It’s the start of a new plan year and a great time to make sure you get all the preventive care screenings, check-ups and vaccinations that are available to you through your health insurance.
 
04 Sep, 2019
Any changes you made to your benefits during Summer Enrollment became effective on September 1. You won’t see how the changes affect your paycheck until October, however.
 
04 Sep, 2019
The third-party administrator for dental insurance in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) has changed.
 
04 Sep, 2019
If you contributed to a TexFlex℠ flexible spending account last plan year and did not use all of your funds, all is not lost! Health care FSA and limited FSA participants can carry over $25 to $500 of unused funds from one plan year to the next.
 
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09 Sep, 2019

The State of Texas Dental Discount Plan is no longer offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), but other options for discounted dental services are available.
 

09 Sep, 2019
If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston area, come see us at a Staying Connected retiree fair on September 19 and September 24, respectively. If you can't make the fair, be sure to check the ERS Events calendar for other learning opportunities.
 
09 Sep, 2019
From NFL tickets to savings on care services for aging loved ones, you'll want to check out the deals available through the Discount Purchase Program. 
 
09 Sep, 2019
Lower administrative fees on Texa$aver accounts mean more for your retirement nest egg. Read about the reduced  fees.
 
09 Sep, 2019
See annuity payment dates for the remainder of 2019.
 
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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.
 
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.

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