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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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  • During the holidays, when stress levels are high, taking some time to explore and search for awe everyday may help lower your stress and connect to your loved ones.  

  • All HealthSelectSM plan participants will get a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas medical ID card in the mail in November. The new medical ID card will have more information for you on the back of it. Learn more about your new HealthSelect medical ID card.

  • If you’re trying to kick your tobacco habit or manage a chronic condition like diabetes, your HealthSelectSM medical plan is ready to help. Well onTarget® is custom built to fit your individual wellness needs and help you reach your specific health goals.

  • As a HealthSelect of Texas® medical plan participant, including Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM, you have access to a team of dedicated clinicians who focus on supporting people with chronic or complex conditions like diabetes.

  • Did you know that having regular eye exams could save your life? Routine eye exams are important for more than just your vision. Read five ways they can help spot and even prevent serious medical conditions.

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    Beware of holiday shopping and charity scams and that can put a damper on a festive season. Here are some tips on what to watch out for.

  • 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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