Certify Tobacco Use
Use your online account to certify tobacco use by following these steps:
- On the Tobacco User Certification page, check “Yes” or “No” to accurately indicate your status as a tobacco user or non-user and do the same for all your dependents.
- Check the box that indicates you understand and agree to the conditions of tobacco certification.
- Click Save.
You can also call ERS toll-free at (866) 399-6908 to certify.
Choose to Quit tobacco premium alternative
Choose to Quit is a program that encourages a tobacco-free lifestyle and allows tobacco users to have their Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) tobacco user premiums waived for the plan year. (Program rules apply.) For more information, including the requirements of the program, please see the frequently asked questions about Choose to Quit.
If you have witnessed someone insured through the GBP, including a dependent, using a tobacco product five or more times within the past three consecutive months, please report this information to ERS.