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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) 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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06 May, 2020
Summer Enrollment 2020 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.
06 May, 2020
Feeling stressed out or anxious? Take some time this month to take care of your mental health.
06 May, 2020
During this COVID-19 challenge, all Group Benefits Program (GBP) prescription drug programs have early-refill programs in place to ensure you have the resources you need. The HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program also offers medication home delivery–at no cost to you for standard shipping.
06 May, 2020
WageWorks and the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) are committed to providing participants with continued access to their TexFlexSM benefits during this unique time.
06 May, 2020
Education Counselors for the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program will be available for personalized virtual meetings through the month of May.
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13 Mar, 2020
See annuity payment dates for 2020.
09 Mar, 2020
Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by choosing a Mediterranean diet. Travel to Greece is not required—just healthy food choices.
09 Mar, 2020
If you haven’t connected with ERS on Facebook, we invite you to join our online community. Just remember to follow these guidelines when participating in a public forum.
09 Mar, 2020
ERS’ Group Benefits Advisory Committee provides valuable input about your benefits. See the names of its newest members. 
09 Mar, 2020
Stay active while you serve others. The number of organizations that need volunteers is almost limitless. Here are just a few to consider.
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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.
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.
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.

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