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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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03 Oct, 2018

At the start of a new plan year, it's helpful to remember: You’ll pay less for the health care services you receive if you stay in your plan’s provider network.

03 Oct, 2018

What's one thing on most of our fall calendars?  Getting a flu shot.  If you are enrolled in a health plan through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), you can get a flu shot at no cost to you.

03 Oct, 2018

You're ready to protect yourself from the flu. Where should you go to get your shot? Which card do you use? Your questions are answered here.

03 Oct, 2018

Many of us understand that it's important to  follow safety guidelines when we throw out old prescriptions.  What's also key to drug safety? Taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines as directed.

03 Oct, 2018

National Retirement Security Week takes place from October 21 through October 27, 2018. Take stock of your retirement readiness—and learn more about the team that keeps the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program running.

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07 Sep, 2018

ERS created my position of health promotion administrator to expand access to wellness resources for ERS members in all phases of life.
07 Sep, 2018

Mops, dusters and sponges are just a few things that come to mind when you think about cleaning. But have you thought about a new toothbrush to freshen up your oral hygiene routine?
07 Sep, 2018

If you are a retiree enrolled in Medicare, you can make changes to health and optional benefits for yourself and your dependents during Fall Enrollment.
06 Sep, 2018
Few things can annoy you as much as the sound of a buzzing mosquito. These pests are more than bothersome. Some mosquitos can make you sick.
06 Sep, 2018

Did you know the same virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles? If you had chickenpox in the past, the virus can reactivate years later and cause shingles.
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05 Sep, 2018

Elsa Morfin Ibarra had her eyes on the future when she decided to take a job with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Pharr, Texas.

05 Jul, 2018

Maria Zepeda has worked at the Smith Unit, a maximum-security prison for male offenders in Lamesa, Texas for more than 16 years. She says her most challenging and rewarding job is to remind employees to look “at the overall picture,” when assessing the advantages of working for the state.

02 May, 2018

Ask Cassandra Johnson what “HMO” means and she may likely tell you the letters stand for the “hassle-free medical option.

07 Mar, 2018

Vanessa Alba has had many victories since she had a stroke five years ago. Her fierce determination, along with a health care plan that offer great support, have led to restored health and independence.

10 Jan, 2018

At the early stages of breast cancer, sometimes the tumors are so small, they cannot be felt—no matter how thorough the self-examination. That’s what Jennifer Gaskill found. Her annual mammogram proved to be a lifesaver.

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