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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 Superior Vision

Dependent Eligibility Verification

  • Administered by Alight Solutions

Discount Purchase Program

  • Administered by Beneplace

Benefits Coordinator Community Group

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  • Ever wonder what you can do to get more value from your medical plan? Following this six-step checklist is a great way to make the most of the tools and resources available to you and get the most value from your plan.

  • January is the perfect time to set goals for the year. Read about some ways you can set a goal that pushes you to keep your health and wellness resolutions and rewards you for your hard work.

  • At its recent meeting, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted a rule amendment related to the death benefits for those in hazardous professions. Read the details of the change.

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  • Looking to start a healthy habit this year? Get your #fitspo from the staff of TDCJ to improve health, lose weight and lower stress.

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  • Tax season is around the corner. Here is a refresher about tax-time forms related to your retirement and health care benefits.

  • If you or a loved one has feelings of anxiety, stress, isolation or depression, you’re not alone. Many Americans report the pandemic has had a big impact on their health. Here are some resources that may help. 

  • Would you like to help make key decisions about the valuable benefits ERS provides? Consider joining the ERS Board of Trustees! Most state agency retirees are now eligible to apply. Nominations open March 1.

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