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June 04, 2024
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Retirees not eligible for Medicare: Choose your benefits, your way July 8–19

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The annual benefits enrollment period for non-Medicare participants in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) is slated for July 8–19. That means, if you’re a retiree not enrolled in Medicare, you’ll have the chance to enroll in a new benefit, add dependents, switch plans and more.

If you are not yet eligible for Medicare, but a covered dependent is, their enrollment period is with yours during Summer Enrollment.

Medicare-eligible retirees

Your annual benefits enrollment period is in the fall.


No major changes, no premium rate increases

In Plan Year 2025 (Sept. 1, 2024–Aug. 31, 2025), there are no major changes to benefits in any of the plans available to non-Medicare retirees. Premiums will remain at their current rates.

New well-being programs coming this fall

This fall, ERS will launch Buena Vida, a new well-being program for non-Medicare Advantage HealthSelect plan participants. The application, available for both mobile and desktop devices, connects you to all your well-being benefits in one convenient place. It offers personalized content for physical, mental and financial health.

In addition, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will have three condition management programs starting Sept. 1: Hello Heart, Hinge Health and Learn to Live. Learn more about them at a Summer Enrollment fair or a HealthSelect webinar. All events will be listed on the ERS Annual Enrollment Events calendar.

You’ll find more information in your Summer Enrollment packet, which will have your Summer Enrollment guide and Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement (PBES). Your packet will be on its way to you in July.

Changes to out-of-pocket maximums

Beginning Jan. 1, The HealthSelect of Texas® and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM health plans’ total annual in-network out-of-pocket maximums (medical and pharmacy combined) will increase to $8,050 per individual (up from $7,500) and $16,100 per family (up from $15,000) to align with IRS maximums.

Happy with your benefits? No problem.

If you do not need to change your benefits, you do not need to do anything. Your current coverage will carry forward to the new plan year, which begins Sept. 1.

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Don’t throw it away!

So you don’t plan on making any changes to your benefits this year? Read your Summer Enrollment guide and PBES. They include important information and reminders about how the plans work. You can view premium rates and other information from ERS and its plan administrators on the Summer Enrollment 2024 page.