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Available soon: Tax forms from your health plan

January 8, 2020

If you had non-Medicare health insurance in 2019 through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), tax Form 1095-B will be available to you from your health plan provider by the end of March. If you had activity related to a health savings account (HSA) in 2019, HSA tax forms should be available online at the end of January.
 

Insurance 101: Talking health care

January 8, 2020

Choosing a medical plan is the first step in making sure you have access to the care you need, when you need it. An essential second step is making sure you know what terms like deductible, copay and total network out-of-pocket maximum mean so you can make fully informed decisions about your health care.
 

ERS adopts rule amendments at its December Board meeting

January 8, 2020

On December 10, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted rule amendments with no changes to the proposed text.
 

Higher contribution limits in 2020 for Texa$aver 401(k) / 457 accounts

January 8, 2020

Ready to maximize your retirement savings? We have good news: the IRS recently raised annual contribution limits for your Texa$averSM 401(k) or 457 account. If you’re age 50 or older, the special catch-up contribution amounts also increased for 2020. Learn more about the 2020 limits.
 

Resolve to get healthier this year–and leave dieting behind

January 8, 2020

Did you resolve to be healthier in the new year? The HealthSelectSM plans (not including HealthSelect Medicare Advantage) and Scott and White Health Plan have resources to help you with weight management—without cutting out your favorite foods! One program’s application period begins Monday, January 13, 2019 and runs through January 24, 2019.
 

Reach your wellness goals with Well onTarget self-management programs

December 4, 2019

Well onTarget is a suite of personalized wellness tools and resources designed to help HealthSelect of Texas® participants reach their wellness goals.
 

The Discount Purchase Program's new online marketplace

December 4, 2019

New online look for the ERS Discount Purchase Program–with the same great deals.
 

Check out the ERS Facebook page–and be part of our online community

December 4, 2019

We hope you find the ERS Facebook page a convenient way to get information about ERS news, updates, events–and even a funny picture here and there. Do you sometimes want to add a comment to the online discussions? Learn more about using the ERS Facebook page.
 

You still have time to submit your TexFlex claims for Plan Year 2019

December 4, 2019

The end of the year is almost here, but you still have time to file claims for eligible health care and dependent care expenses incurred in Plan Year 2019. Your deadline: December 31, 2019.
 

Still making a difference

December 4, 2019

At 96 years old, retiree Lula Marie Sullivan shows that staying active has no age limit.
 
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