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At least $2 million in missing money is waiting to be claimed by 16,000 state employees.
On January 1, 2017, OptumRx replaced Caremark as the plan administrator for prescription drug services for HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM.
Help elect an ERS Board of Trustees member to a six-year term
If you have received a payment from the Texas Income Protection PlanSM (TIPP) in 2016, be on the lookout for your W-2.
Your skirt is too tight. You can't zip your jeans. You don't even want
to think about putting on a swimsuit. You look in the mirror and mutter
about how you've got to lose weight. At the beginning of a new year,
many of us resolve to take off those unwanted pounds.
Nominating petitions will be available Monday, January 2, 2017 and the nomination period will end Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.
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The ERS Board of Trustees has selected Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Texas (BCBSTX) as the third party administrator (TPA) for HealthSelectSM
of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelect of Texas. The six-year
contract for medical administrative services begins September 1, 2017.
Prepare for transition to OptumRx on January 1, 2017 with this important information on mail service and specialty pharmacies.
Mail service pharmacy
The ERS Board of Trustees has selected Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) as the third party administrator (TPA) for HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelect of Texas. The six-year contract for medical administrative services begins September 1, 2017.
BCBSTX has served previously as TPA for HealthSelect of Texas. UnitedHealthcare, the current TPA, was awarded the current contract in 2012. Rebidding the contract helps ERS determine that health plan participants and the State of Texas are getting the best possible value and service.
The TPA processes claims and manages the provider network as well as disease management and wellness programs. The TPA also provides information to members through the HealthSelect call center, website, direct-mail and other channels.
ERS manages the contract and is responsible for determining eligibility and enrollment for the health plans. Additionally, ERS establishes the plan design, including setting copays, coinsurance and deductibles.
More information will be provided in the coming months and during summer enrollment, prior to September 1, 2017, when BCBSTX becomes the HealthSelect TPA. Check the
HealthSelect Transition site on the ERS website for announcements and updates.
Posted December 7, 2016
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