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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 Aug, 2019
Newly-elected Trustee Brian Barth says his priority is to support the long-term viability of the ERS Retirement Trust Fund. What are some of his other goals? Find out here.
07 Aug, 2019
It’s August, but you still have time to use any remaining Plan Year 2019 State of Texas Vision benefits. 
07 Aug, 2019
Those who enrolled or continued coverage in the State of Texas Dental Choice Plan or the DeltaCare® USA DHMO plan should get their welcome letters this month
07 Aug, 2019
Get fit at work. How? Start moving!  Learn how Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees stay fit on the job,  and find out how to get  NEAT.  
07 Aug, 2019
One of the most important things you can do to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care is choose a primary care provider (PCP).  Learn why this is good for you—and for keeping health care costs in check.
More news for ERS State employees
09 Aug, 2019
ERS is hosting Staying Connected retiree fairs beginning August 30 and continuing through September. If you live near San Antonio, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston, plan to join us.
10 Jun, 2019
By the time many of you read this, voting in the 2019 ERS Board of Trustees election will have closed and, we hope, you will have cast a ballot for your favorite candidate. If you’re reading this before June 14, are eligible to vote and haven’t voted yet, you still have a chance to mail your ballot or vote electronically.
10 Jun, 2019
Delta Dental will become the third-party administrator (TPA) of the State of Texas Dental Choice PlanSM preferred provider organization (PPO). DeltaCare USA, an affiliate of Delta Dental, will become the new dental health maintenance organization (DHMO) carrier on September 1, 2019.
10 Jun, 2019
Don’t let the dog days of summer make you bench your workout. If you are looking to get fit and join a gym, the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) might have a fitness program for you.
10 Jun, 2019
Generally, ERS sends direct-deposit annuities on the last business day of the month. And we mail paper checks on the last business day of the month.
More news for ERS State retirees
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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