Changes to ERS Rules

December 07, 2018

Rules, statutes and other regulations relating to ERS are posted on our Statutes and Rules webpage. Proposed and adopted changes to ERS rules are published throughout the year in the Texas Register. ERS members and retirees, and the general public,
are invited to comment on proposed rule changes.

On August 29, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted amendments to the following rules with no changes to the
proposed text:
  • Chapter 67: The rule has been updated to allow ERS to grant mediation rights in cases related to disability retirement and certain Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) plans, including disability insurance, the State of Texas Dental Choice PPO and dependent eligibility.
  • Chapter 81: In response to changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Medicare identification numbers, ERS amended rules to clarify the process for enrolling in the HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan, a preferred provider organization (MA PPO) and the HealthSelect Medicare Rx prescription drug program.