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Health plans have mailed Form 1095-Bs; contact your plan if you haven't gotten yours yet

March 4, 2020

If you had non-Medicare health insurance in Calendar Year 2019 through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), check your mailbox for your Form 1095-B. By the end of January, all GBP health plans had mailed Form 1095-Bs to members’ addresses on file.

Texa$aver’s mid-cap funds will change on March 6. What does it mean for you?

March 4, 2020

On March 6, the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program will replace its two current mid-cap investment funds with a new mid-cap investment fund. If you have a balance in one or both of the current two funds, you have two options.

Checking on TexFlex

March 4, 2020

We’re about mid-way through the plan year, so it’s a good time to see how much money is left in your TexFlexSM flexible spending account.

March is National Nutrition Month: Learn to improve your diet for good

March 4, 2020

Rather than temporarily restricting the quantity and types of foods you eat (which results in weight regain 95% of the time, anyway), build your eating competence instead! Your ERS health plan offers resources to help.

Five reasons why you should have a primary care provider

February 5, 2020

If you are enrolled in HealthSelect of Texas®, you must have a primary care provider (PCP) on file with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to get the highest level of benefits and save the most money.

HealthSelect participants: Estimating health costs might be easier than you think

February 5, 2020

Imagine: Your doctor tells you that you need to have a medical procedure or see a specialist. One of your first questions may be: “What’s it going to cost me?” By logging into Blue Access for MembersSM, your online benefits portal, you can search Provider Finder to get estimates and compare costs.

Get the facts: Check out ERS at a Glance

February 5, 2020

Did you know that the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health insurance plans cover about one of every 53 Texans? Read some key statistics about how ERS managed your benefits in the Fiscal Year 2019 ERS at a Glance.

Join the Fitness Program in February with no enrollment fee

February 5, 2020

Ready to get active? During the month of February, HealthSelectSM members and their covered dependents can join the Fitness Program without paying the enrollment fee.

February is American Heart Month: Time to get heart smart

February 5, 2020

Boosting your heart health contributes to good brain health, says the American Heart Association. Your ERS health plan has resources to help you keep your heart healthy. And, there’s no better time than now—American Heart Month—to get heart smart.

Your deductibles may have restarted on January 1

January 8, 2020

Most medical and prescription drug deductibles in ERS health insurance plans restarted on January 1. Did your deductibles reset? Find out in the deductibles table.
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