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  • Announcing State of Texas Vision

    In response to your overwhelming interest, ERS announces a new vision plan, called State of Texas Vision that you can enroll in during Summer Enrollment with coverage starting on September 1, 2016. 

    Consumer Directed HealthSelect upcoming plan cost estimator, presentation registration, animated video, resources available

    Thinking about enrolling in Consumer Directed HealthSelect—the new plan that includes a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) and health savings account (HSA)? Make sure you know all the costs and benefits before deciding if it’s the right plan for you and your family.

    2016 Summer Enrollment is around the corner

    Summer Enrollment is the one time of the year you can make changes to your benefits without experiencing a qualifying life event (QLE). In late June or early July, you’ll receive your Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement (PBES) that will show you what benefits you currently have and what you can enroll in for Plan Year 2017.

    Join HealthSelect of Texas for a wellness webinar on safety in the sun

    Learn the signs of heat-related conditions and sun damage, and how to prevent them.

    Choosing the right care at the right time

    Join HealthSelect of Texas for a clinical webinar on your health care options.

    Protect your skin from the sun

    UV radiation, either from the sun or a tanning bed, damages the structure of skin cells. To make matters worse, the thinning of the Earth's protective ozone layer is believed to amplify UV radiation levels. Using sunscreen helps filter out most of these harmful UV rays.

    Highlights from the May 17 ERS Board of Trustees meeting

    Rule change adoptions, new vision plan, new pharmacy benefits manager, Plan Year 2017 rates

    A message to state employees from ERS Executive Director Porter Wilson

    Throughout our state, many thousands of men and women have dedicated their lives to public service as employees of state agencies and higher education institutions. And Texas is better for it.

    Real Appeal: New online weight loss program for HealthSelect of Texas participants

    Real Appeal is a new online weight loss program available to eligible HealthSelectSM of Texas participants not enrolled in Medicare Part B – employees, retirees and their covered dependents ages 18 and over – with a body mass index (BMI) of 23 or higher.

    Rally: a new, fun way to get and stay healthy

    Like an interactive video game, HealthSelect of Texas users participate in “missions” and other challenging activities, tracking their performance over time. Rally helps users develop habits that lead to better health. 


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