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June 2020 Your ERS Connection

PDF Version – Summer 2020
Topics include:
  • Annual enrollment for retirees not eligible for Medicare is July 13-24
  • Contact Center fields questions, lends support
  • Message from the Executive Director: Facing challenges together
  • More than a badge: Retiree tells tales of West Texas law enforcement career
  • ERS tobacco policy updated for e-cigarettes
  • Upcoming annuity payment dates
  • Online retailers join State of Texas VisionSM network
  • Time to try telehealth?
  • New insurer for HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage starting 2021
  • Discount Purchase Program

March 2020 Your ERS Connection

PDF Version – Spring 2020
Topics include:
  • Your annuity and the ERS Retirement Trust Fund
  • Know the facts about getting your medication by mail
  • Message from the Executive Director: Keeping our commitments
  • Share your time and talent through volunteering
  • Choosing a Mediterranean diet is easier than you think
  • Join our Facebook community
  • ERS Board appoints new advisory committee members
  • Annuity payment dates
  • ERS adopts rule amendment
  • Discount Purchase Program

December 2019 Your ERS Connection

PDF Version - Winter 2019
Topics include:
  • Be prepared at tax time
  • Understanding medical screenings for older adults
  • Message from the Executive Director: Resolving to support your health
  • New year, new deductible
  • Staying in Motion: 96-year-old retiree shows staying active has no age limit
  • You should see this: Set your sights on healthy eyes 
  • Traveling for the holidays? Pack these essentials
  • Save on holiday shopping with the Discount Purchase Program
  • Missed the Staying Connected retiree fair? View the presentations

September 2019 Your ERS Connection

PDF Version - Fall 2019
Topics include:
  • Fall Enrollment begins October 28
  • Brian Barth elected to ERS Board
  • Message from the Executive Director: 2019 Texas Legislature brings positive momentum
  • Dental discount plans offered through Discount Purchase Program
  • It’s time for a flu shot
  • Texas Talks: Annual campaign helps ease discussions about aging
  • Staying in Motion: Kicking the tobacco habit
  • News from the 86th Legislature
  • Texa$aver fees reduced
  • 2019 annuity payment dates
  • Save money this fall: Discount Purchase Program
  • Staying Connected: Upcoming ERS events

June 2019 Your ERS Connection

PDF Version - Summer 2019

Topics include:
  • Have no fear, Summer Enrollment is here!
  • Age Well Live Well
  • Executive Director’s Corner
  • Annuity payment dates
  • Staying in Motion: Don’t sideline your workout this summer, take it inside
  • New administrator for Dental PPO, new DHMO for Plan Year 2020
  • ERS Board update
  • Staying Connected fairs
  • Is that really you, ERS?
  • Focus on retirement funding in 86th Texas Legislature
  • Statutes and Rules
  • Texa$aver Program administrative fee change
  • Discount Purchase Program
  • ERS events