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Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26, 2015, regarding
same-sex marriage, state agency and higher education employees and retired
employees eligible for the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) will be
able to enroll their same-sex spouses and dependent children of those spouses
in the same coverages and services, and at the same cost, as opposite-sex
A TexFlex account offers you tax-free savings for health and dependent care expenses.
If you’re a
current TexFlex participant, the current administrator, PayFlex will continue to process Plan Year 2015 claims received
by August 31, 2015. Here’s information on the new website, customer service and
September 1, 2015, a new HMO, KelseyCare powered by Community Health Choice
(KelseyCare powered by Community), will be available to eligible participants in the
Starting September 1, you’ll no longer need a
referral when seeking treatment from a network vision provider for a
medical eye condition.
One of the newest
faces at ERS is that of Porter Wilson. Since December, he has been busy
learning the ins and outs of ERS alongside outgoing Executive Director Ann S.
Bishop. We were able to catch up with him for a few minutes to get to know him
a little better.
We explain insurance costs in new video "Cost sharing and how it works"
Summer Enrollment starts June 29 and ends July 31. You’ll receive your
Summer Enrollment packet later this month or in July. It'll tell you when exactly you can make changes. We want to ensure that you make the best decisions for you and your
family. Here are a few reminders to help you.
retirement from state service May 31, Ann S. Bishop, the executive director of
ERS since 2004, reflects on her years with the State. In the following message,
she marks the change at ERS by celebrating proud moments on the job and
acknowledging some challenges.
ERS Board and Committee Meetings information has been recently updated, and is now available. Here are highlights from the genda.
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