ERS works to keep health plan costs reasonable, while offering flexibility, choice and high-quality service.
Without ERS’ cost management efforts, premium costs for GBP health plans would more than triple
- HealthSelectSM of Texas, the GBP’s main health plan, spends only three cents of every dollar on administration — with 97 cents going directly to health costs.
- By comparison, administration costs for large, private health plans nationwide can be as much as 12 cents per dollar
Also, ERS works with the Texas Legislature to ensure changes occur on a predictable basis, to allow participants time to plan for cost and coverage changes.