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On September 1, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will become
the medical plan administrator for HealthSelectSM of Texas and
Consumer Driven HealthSelectSM. It’s the kind of transition that
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protect your personal data.
You have until August 31, 2017 to spend your FSA balance and the
deadline to submit claims for the health care dollars you spent during the past
benefit year is December 31, 2017.
When Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) becomes the administrator
for the medical plan on September 1, 2017, you will have separate medical and
pharmacy ID cards for medical and prescription drug services.
On August 23, the ERS Board will hold its final meeting of the 2016-17
Monday, August 6, 2017, is the first day of
Exercise With Your Child week. Children six and older should exercise at least
60 minutes a day. They are more likely to get moving if their parents or
caregivers get moving, too.
Over the next several weeks you may get calls from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) about your doctors and/or transition of care.
Enrollment fairs will be held in cities and towns across Texas. The schedule
follows. If you prefer, you can plan to attend a webinar that covers Summer
If you and your dependents have enrolled in HealthSelectSM of
Texas, you will need to select a primary care physician (PCP) to receive
The Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) offers robust health
insurance plans. There are also many optional
benefits that may be just right for you and your family.
Putting aside pre-tax money for commuter, medical and dependent care
expenses makes sense for many people.
The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees awarded the third-party administrator contract for the HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program to OptumRx, an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare, Inc.
The four-year contract runs from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020. Caremark will continue to administer the HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program through December 31, 2016. Here are a few reminders about the change:
You can visit
www.HealthSelectRx.com for more program information about the change. The website has helpful resources such as the Locate a Pharmacy tool to find an in-network pharmacy through OptumRx, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. You can also contact customer care representatives toll-free at (866) 336-9371, TTY: 711.
Contact Caremark for current prescription drug coverage and claims information through December 31, 2016.
For questions about current prescription drug coverage and costs through the end of this year, call Caremark toll-free at (888) 886-8490. You can view your claims with Caremark online through December 31, 2019 at
Register for the upcoming webinar, Introduction to OptumRx , to learn about the new administrator of HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program on Tuesday, November 29 at 11 a.m. CT.
Posted November 1, 2016
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