Under state law, all people enrolled in Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health insurance plans must certify their status as tobacco users or non-users.
No longer using tobacco? If you or any dependent you cover has quit using tobacco, sign into your account and click the Tobacco User Certification link to certify a change in tobacco use status.
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Use your online account to certify tobacco use by following these steps:
You can also call ERS toll-free at (866) 399-6908 to certify.
If you are a tobacco user, you may be able to participate in an alternative to the Tobacco User Premium, if it is right for your health status and complies with your doctor’s recommendations. For more information about this alternative, review the
Physician’s Affidavit Form or contact ERS toll-free at (877) 275-4377.
If you have witnessed someone insured through the GBP, including a dependent, using a tobacco product five or more times within the past three consecutive months, please
report this information to ERS.
200 East 18th Street Austin, TX 78701 ( map)
Toll Free (877) 275-4377
Relay Texas, TTY 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989