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Staying in your health plan’s network will save you money

October 7, 2020

It pays to stay in-network. Help protect yourself from surprise health care bills with these steps.
 

Do your part to stay healthy––get your flu shot this month

October 7, 2020

Getting a flu shot may not be the top task on your fall to-do list, but it’s an important one. With so much focus on our health these days, it’s never too early to plan for your flu shot.
 

ERS CIO Tom Tull announces plans to retire next year

October 7, 2020

Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Chief Investment Officer Tom Tull has announced plans to retire next summer after nearly 12 years with the system. 
 

ERS adopts rules at its August Board meeting

October 7, 2020

On August 19, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted rule amendments and new rules.
 

GBP participant defeated Stage 3 breast cancer: “It’s been a long road, and I want to celebrate”

October 7, 2020

Amanda Grantham, of the Texas General Land Office, never expected a Stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 37. She powered through 16 months of treatment––and credits her Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan with helping her through it.
 

Five easy challenges to get HealthSelect participants moving

October 7, 2020

Only about 23% of Texans get the recommended amount of physical activity each week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)––despite knowing how good it is for us. Need to jump-start your fitness goals? HealthSelect participants can check out these five easy challenges designed to get you moving.
 

OneTouch glucometer and OneTouch test strips at no cost

September 2, 2020

Certain diabetic supplies are now covered at no cost to participants in the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (PDP) when you use an in-network pharmacy and present your prescription drug ID card.

Get your flu shot––soon

September 2, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter—so the CDC recommends you get your flu shot in September or October.

HealthSelectShoppERS is now live

September 2, 2020

If you are a HealthSelect of Texas®, HealthSelectSM Out-of-State or Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM participant, you can now take part in HealthSelectShoppERSSM.

The out-of-pocket maximum: a guardian of your life savings

September 2, 2020

University of North Texas lecturer Rossana Boyd feared astronomical medical bills after a nine-day hospital stay in Chicago. Instead, she learned her Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan protects her from massive health bills.
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