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Health Benefits

  • HealthSelect of Texas

    HealthSelect of TexasSM is administered by UnitedHealthcare and available to ERS members and their eligible dependents. Includes a comprehensive prescription drug program administered by OptumRx.

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    HMOs are only available to residents that live or work in limited counties in Texas.

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    Consumer Directed HealthSelect

    Consumer Directed HealthSelect is available to employees and retirees not eligible for Medicare as a health insurance alternative. The plan is made up of a high-deductible health plan and health savings account.  

    Prescription Drug Program

    The Prescription Drug Program is available as part of your health insurance benefits. Use the retail network pharmacy or the mail service to fill your prescriptions.

    Tobacco Policies

    Under state law, all people enrolled in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health insurance plans must certify their status as a tobacco user or non-user.  


    You and your eligible dependents can enroll in one of these dental plans.

    • State of Texas Dental Choice PlanSM (PPO) administered by HumanaDental
    • HumanaDental DHMO administered by HumanaDental
    • State of Texas Dental Discount PlanSM administered by Careington

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    TexFlex Health Care

    The TexFlex SM flexible spending account (FSA) lets you pay for out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses tax-free. 


    A healthy lifestyle can improve your quality of life and increase your longevity. The Texas Employees Group Benefits Program offers a full menu of health and wellness programs


    Getting your eyes checked is one of the best ways to help them stay healthy. See an overview of vision benefits offered by the State of Texas.

    Note about insurance: Health and other insurance benefits for employees and retirees are subject to change based on available State funding. The Texas Legislature determines the level of funding for such benefits and has no continuing obligation to provide those benefits beyond each fiscal year.