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A candidate forum for the Board of Trustees election will be held in the ERS building on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. The forum provides voters with an opportunity to ask candidates questions about their vision for ERS and member benefits. Get informed and then vote!
Note: Only current ERS members as of January 31, 2017 and retired state employees receiving annuities from ERS are eligible to vote in this election.
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Learn how to cope with knee or hip disorders early in the month. Find
out how to age well a little later in March. Both webinars are brought to you
from United Healthcare.
Helping you make better, more informed food choices is the intent of National Nutrition Month®, held each year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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information about events and exhibits at the Texas Department of Public Safety
Historical Museum & Research Center.
Consult this list to see which commonly prescribed drugs are covered
Rally is an online app to help you bridge the gap between wanting to get healthy and doing it.
In September, BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas (BCBSTX) will become the new plan administrator for HealthSelect of TexasSM and Consumer Directed HealthSelect.
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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