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It’s National Retirement Security Week 2019

October 2, 2019

Have plans for October 20-26 this year? Why not join your fellow savers getting ready for retirement? Learn why it’s important to review your retirement preparations every year.
 

Protecting your retirement

October 2, 2019

You have a valuable asset: your State of Texas Retirement defined benefit plan. If you’re looking for professional investment or financial advice, do your research—especially if you’re contacted directly by advisors. 
 

Apply now for the ERS Group Benefits Advisory Committee

October 2, 2019

ERS is now accepting applications for appointments to the Group Benefits Advisory Committee (GBAC). Learn more about the GBAC and how to apply.
 

Good health is in your hands

October 2, 2019

Many of us fail to wash our hands as thoroughly as we should. Learn why it’s important to keep your hands clean and find resources you can use to teach handwashing basics.
 

Start the new plan year with a strong dose of prevention

September 4, 2019

It’s the start of a new plan year and a great time to make sure you get all the preventive care screenings, check-ups and vaccinations that are available to you through your health insurance.
 

Changes in your October paycheck

September 4, 2019

Any changes you made to your benefits during Summer Enrollment became effective on September 1. You won’t see how the changes affect your paycheck until October, however.
 

Delta Dental is the new dental benefits administrator

September 4, 2019

The third-party administrator for dental insurance in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) has changed.
 

Being mindful about breathing

September 4, 2019

It’s not just some new-age fad—many people are finding that practicing mindfulness makes them feel better.  Simple mindfulness exercises can be practiced anywhere. It includes reducing workplace stress by being mindful about things under our control, like breathing. 
 

Staying fit on the job

August 7, 2019

Get fit at work. How? Start moving!  Learn how Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees stay fit on the job,  and find out how to get  NEAT.  
 

You might want to stand up for this: understanding the “sitting disease”

July 3, 2019

The good news:  we have jobs. The bad news: most of us do our work sitting on our rumps.  What’s the problem? All that sitting around is bad for our health.
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