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TexFlex updates due to COVID-19

May 6, 2020

WageWorks and the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) are committed to providing participants with continued access to their TexFlexSM benefits during this unique time.

Stay invested in your future: Texa$aver Education Counselors available for virtual meetings through the end of May

May 6, 2020

Education Counselors for the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program will be available for personalized virtual meetings through the month of May.

Vaping and e-cigarettes added to definition of tobacco use in ERS policy

May 6, 2020

During Summer Enrollment, all participants in Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans who use electronic cigarettes and vaping products must certify as tobacco users and pay the tobacco user premium, starting September 1.

COVID-19 and your health plan

April 1, 2020

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) continues to work with its health plan administrators to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19.

Keeping a healthy lifestyle while working from home

April 1, 2020

If you recently became a “work-from-home” employee, you may be getting less exercise, reaching for unhealthy snacks and feeling a little extra stress. So how can you get used to this new work life and still live a healthy lifestyle?

Find the best prices for your medications: HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program drug pricing tool

April 1, 2020

HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program participants: find out what your medications will cost before reaching for your wallet.

Coming soon: lower monthly fees, new investment option in Texa$aver

April 1, 2020

On May 1, it will cost you less–15% less–to save for your future! And, you’ll have one new investment option to consider in the Texa$aver program lineup.

State of Texas Vision participants: and 1-800 Contacts join provider network

April 1, 2020

State of Texas Vision participants: you can now order glasses or contacts online and apply your vision insurance in one convenient step.

Changing the way you see stress

April 1, 2020

We hear a lot about stress these days, and how it is linked to chronic disease. There is definitely a link between stress and health–but our minds are powerful. Some researchers suggest that how we perceive stress can make all the difference.

Protection from surprise medical bills: Some surprises are fun; others are definitely not

March 4, 2020

Surprise billing, also called balance billing, happens when a patient gets billed for the difference between what an out-of-network provider charges and what the insurance company pays for a service. A new Texas law now protects you from these “surprise” bills in emergency situations and in certain cases when you have no choice of providers.
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