Your ERS Connection Retiree News

Upcoming events: Medicare Prep Seminar

November 8, 2020

See details about a January 15, 2020 Medicare Preparation seminar in Corpus Christi. 

Traveling for the Holidays? Pack these essentials

November 14, 2019

Holiday travel plans? Be sure to pack the essentials—a toothbrush, healthy snacks and your medication! View  these reminders to help prevent unexpected medical issues from spoiling your trip. 

Missed the Staying Connected retiree fair? View the presentations

October 4, 2019

ERS welcomed hundreds of retirees to the 2019 Staying Connected retiree fairs. If you were unable to attend, you can still view presentations by ERS Executive Director Porter Wilson and benefit plan representatives.

Fall enrollment for Medicare-enrolled retirees begins Oct. 28

September 9, 2019

Medicare-enrolled retirees may make changes to their health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage  during Fall Enrollment, October 28 through November 15. 

Brian Barth elected to ERS Board

September 9, 2019

ERS members elected Brian Barth to the ERS Board of Trustees. Read about his priorities for his six-year term.

Message from the Executive Director: Legislative session brings positive momentum

September 9, 2019

Texas lawmakers took relatively little action during the 2019 legislative session that will directly impact state employees and retirees. That doesn’t mean the outcome wasn’t positive for ERS members.

Dental discount plans offered through Discount Purchase Program

September 9, 2019

The State of Texas Dental Discount Plan is no longer offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), but other options for discounted dental services are available.

It's time for a flu shot

September 9, 2019

Flu season is around the corner, which means it’s time for a flu shot. In-network pharmacies can be a convenient option. 

Staying in Motion: Kicking the tobacco habit

September 9, 2019

 It’s the 44th year of American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout campaign encouraging tobacco users to kick their habit. If you or a loved one is ready to take this step, ERS has resources to help.

Outcomes from the 86th Legislature

September 9, 2019

While Texas lawmakers passed only a few bills that directly impact ERS’ insurance programs, all of them will be beneficial to ERS members.
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