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Medicare-eligible retirees: 2020 Fall Enrollment begins October 26

September 8, 2020

It's that time of year again. If you're a Medicare-eligible retiree, you can change your benefits elections during Fall Enrollment. Plan to take some time to learn what's new for Plan Year 2021 and refresh your knowledge of your options.
 

UnitedHealthcare to become insurer for HealthSelect Medicare Advantage

September 8, 2020

The insurer for HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage is changing from Humana to UnitedHealthcare®
on January 1. Your medical benefits may change slightly—mostly for the better—and your prescription drug benefits will remain the same. Still, you'll want to stay informed about the transition. Learn what you need to know.
 

Message from the Executive Director: Change on the Horizon

September 8, 2020

Starting  January 1, 2021,  UnitedHealthcare® will be the insurer for the  HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan Preferred Provider Organization (MA PPO).  Change is not always easy, but learn why this change will mean good things for many who have the plan.
 

KelseyCare Advantage not available through ERS starting January 1

September 8, 2020

KelseyCare Advantage Medicare HMO will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting January 1, 2021. If you're a Houston-area retiree enrolled in this plan, read what you need to know about your transition to a new plan.
 

Retirees remain satisfied with health and retirement benefits

September 8, 2020

Every few years, ERS surveys employees and retirees about their state health and retirement benefits. See what your fellow retirees are saying.
 

Don’t forget the flu

September 8, 2020

Don't let concerns about the coronavirus take your focus away from the other potentially dangerous respiratory virus: influenza. It's time for your annual flu shot.
 

Diabetes and aging: What you should know

September 8, 2020

November is National Diabetes Month. Even if you don’t live with the disease, it’s important to understand the steps you can take to lower your risk.
 

Understanding your life insurance needs

September 8, 2020

If you enrolled in Optional Term Life when you retired, after age 70 the amount of your benefit  may automatically decrease even as your premium  increases.  Understand how your coverage works so benefit and premium changes don’t catch you by surprise.
 

Don't be spoofed: Avoiding phone fraud

September 8, 2020

You know not to give personal or financial information to an unknown phone caller, but what if the call appears to be from ERS? Learn how to spot a real call from a fake one.
 

Fall savings from the Discount Purchase Program

September 8, 2020

Doing more online shopping lately? Don't forget to take advantage of the savings available through the Discount Purchase Program.
 
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