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  • The Texas Legislature’s regular session ended May 31. As part of their commitment to returning the ERS pension plan to actuarial soundness, legislators passed a new state law to bolster the ERS Retirement Trust Fund. They also passed bills that positively affect participants in ERS insurance programs.
  • Summer Enrollment is underway for active employees and retirees not eligible for Medicare. Learn more about HealthSelectSM plan details, benefits changes and upcoming webinars.
  • If you are considering enrolling in the TexFlexSM flexible spending account program during your Summer Enrollment phase or continuing enrollment, please take a look at the program's Plan Year 2022 updates.
  • As a Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) participant, you have a formulary in your HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program: a list of FDA-approved generic and brand-name prescription medications covered by the plan. The formulary medications are in tiers that represent how much you will pay out of pocket.
  • Will your State of Texas Retirement and Social Security be enough for you to live comfortably in retirement? How much should you be contributing to your Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 account? If your finances are on your mind, it’s time to talk to a Texa$aver Retirement Plan Advisor (also referred to as an Education Counselor).
  • The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees and Investment Advisory Committee (IAC) met on May 26. The Board made several decisions, such as adopting Plan Year 2022 premium rates for non-Medicare Advantage HealthSelectSM plans, effective September 1.
  • Every summer, the Lone Star State recognizes Texas Veterans Suicide Prevention and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. As part of the awareness effort, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) encourages military veterans to access the resources available to them for suicide prevention and PTSD.
  • Looking for ways to get up and get moving?  You can make small changes to boost activity throughout your day. And, if you are enrolled in a HealthSelectSM plan, including Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM, you can join the Fitness Program in July with no enrollment fee and get access to a network of gyms and virtual fitness classes. 
  • Summer Enrollment is almost here for active employees and retirees not eligible for Medicare. During your Summer Enrollment phase, you may make changes to your health coverage, optional insurance and TexFlexSM flexible spending accounts during your Summer Enrollment phase.
  • Health maintenance organization (HMO) plans will no longer be offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) effective September 1, 2021.