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Reminder: restart date for your prescription drug deductible in HMOs

August 5, 2020

Prescription drug deductibles will restart soon for participants in some GBP health plans. Find out when yours restarts in the prescription drug deductibles table.

Plan ahead with confidence: Texa$aver Education Counselors available to help

August 5, 2020

What does retirement readiness look like? If your State of Texas Retirement and Social Security aren’t enough to live comfortably, where will the rest of your money come from? If your financial future is on your mind, it’s time to talk with a Texa$aver Education Counselor.

Don't be spoofed by phone fraud

August 5, 2020

Phone scammers have been using ERS’ name. How can you know if it’s really us? 

Proposed changes to ERS rules to be presented at August 19 Board meeting

August 5, 2020

The ERS Board of Trustees will consider proposed amendments and proposed new rules at their August meeting.

Starting in September, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will manage HealthSelect mental health benefits

July 1, 2020

On September 1, 2020, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will manage mental health benefits for HealthSelectSM participants, replacing Magellan Healthcare®. More than 91% of current Magellan providers have signed up to participate in the new HealthSelectSM network—and more are expected to join by September 1.
 

CARES Act and IRS Notice 2020-29 allow for changes to some TexFlex rules

July 1, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and IRS Notice 2020-29 allow for the following changes to TexFlexSM flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Please note that most changes apply only to FSAs, but one also applies to health savings accounts (HSAs). Learn about the rule changes.
 

Texa$aver Information Session webinars available in July and August

July 1, 2020

It is never too early or too late to start saving for retirement.  Information Sessions for the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program have the answers you need.
 

Understanding life insurance evidence of insurability (EOI)

July 1, 2020

During Summer Enrollment, you may apply for Optional Term and/or Dependent Term Life Insurance by providing evidence of insurability (EOI) to demonstrate your good health. What might surprise you is how easy the process is.
 

ERS Contact Center fields questions, lends support

July 1, 2020

Week after week, counselors in ERS’ Contact Center assist thousands of State of Texas employees and retirees. Read about this important front-line role and learn how to connect with ERS when you need help.
 

HealthSelect participants: Small steps make a difference toward a healthier life

July 1, 2020

Managing your weight can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know where to start. Your HealthSelectSM plan includes weight management programs at no additional cost. Whether you’re spending more time at home or getting back to a routine, it’s the perfect time to focus on taking care of yourself.
 
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