News About Your Benefits

Your State of Texas Retirement benefit and the ERS Retirement Trust Fund

April 7, 2021

The ERS Retirement Trust Fund is facing serious long-term financial issues. As ERS works with the Texas Legislature to get the Fund back on the path to fiscal health, let’s correct some common misconceptions about our retirement funding and benefits. 
 

Texas Vaccine Scheduler can help anyone 16 and up get a vaccine appointment, with a toll-free number for seniors and other groups

April 7, 2021

Now that anyone age 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas, it is especially important to help the most vulnerable get vaccinated. Learn about the state health department's new Vaccine Scheduler resource.
 

HMOs no longer offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting September 1

April 7, 2021

Scott and White Care Plans (SWCP) and Community First Health Plans (CFHP) will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting September 1.
 

Coming soon to the Texa$aver program: flat fee structure, new investment option

April 7, 2021

Changes are happening with the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program. Starting May 1, the program’s administrative fee structure will change to a flat fee for all participants. ERS is also adding a new investment option to the program’s core lineup. 
 

Nominations are in for the next ERS Board trustee-elect

April 7, 2021

Nominations are in for the 2021 Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees election. ERS will certify the nominated candidates on Thursday, April 8.
 

Safely dispose of your expired and unused medication

April 7, 2021

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 24. If you have unused or expired medications at home, it’s important to safely dispose of them. 
 

Don't lose sight of your Plan Year 2021 vision benefits

April 7, 2021

The 2021 plan year for participants in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) is more than half over. If you’re enrolled in State of Texas Vision that means the clock is ticking for you to take full advantage of your PY21 benefits before they expire on August 31.
 

Your State of Texas Retirement benefit and the ERS Retirement Trust Fund

March 3, 2021

The ERS Retirement Trust Fund is facing serious long-term financial issues. Learn some of the steps the Texas Legislature could take to get the Fund back on the path to fiscal health. 
 

Texa$aver Thursday: register for ERS’ March 18 retirement readiness webinar

March 3, 2021

It is never too early or too late to start building your personal savings toward a comfortable retirement. For answers to your money questions and guidance on how the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program can help you build wealth and work with your pension to get you retirement ready, tune in to ERS’ Texa$aver Thursday webinar on March 18. 
 

Put your best nominee forward for the ERS Board of Trustees election

March 3, 2021

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) will accept nominations starting March 1 until March 31 at 5 p.m. CT to fill one of three elected positions on the ERS Board. 
 
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