The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees has awarded the contract for the HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan preferred provider organization (MA PPO) to UnitedHealthcare Inc. (Sierra Health), effective January 1, 2021.
Medical and pharmacy benefits will not change as a result of this transition. This will not be UnitedHealthcare’s standard Medicare Advantage coverage. ERS will continue to decide what benefits are included in the plan. Monthly plan premiums (for enrolled dependents, or if the state doesn’t pay 100% of your premium) will be lower starting January 2021.
If you are enrolled in the plan, you should continue to use your current health plan ID card through December 31 and call Humana if you need help. In the coming months and during Fall Enrollment, ERS, UnitedHealthcare and Humana will share details about the change and any steps you need to take.
For more information, view UnitedHealthcare will be the insurer for HealthSelect Medicare Advantage starting January 2021 or FAQs about the New Insurer of the HealthSelect Medicare Advantage PPO. Check back often for updates.