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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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01 Apr, 2020
On May 1, it will cost you less–15% less–to save for your future! And, you’ll have one new investment option to consider in the Texa$aver program lineup.
01 Apr, 2020
We hear a lot about stress these days, and how it is linked to chronic disease. There is definitely a link between stress and health–but our minds are powerful. Some researchers suggest that how we perceive stress can make all the difference.
01 Apr, 2020
HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program participants: find out what your medications will cost before reaching for your wallet.
01 Apr, 2020
State of Texas Vision participants: you can now order glasses or contacts online and apply your vision insurance in one convenient step.
01 Apr, 2020
If you recently became a “work-from-home” employee, you may be getting less exercise, reaching for unhealthy snacks and feeling a little extra stress. So how can you get used to this new work life and still live a healthy lifestyle?
More news for ERS State employees
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
ERS' Board of Trustees has adopted an amendment allowing designated beneficiaries of ERS members and retirees to assign certain death benefits to licensed funeral directors or funeral establishments.
09 Mar, 2020
The State of Texas Retirement program supports thousands of retirees and survivors and plays an important role in  retaining state workers. Read answers to common questions about your retirement annuity and the fund that supports it.
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.
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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.
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.
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