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  • Possible calls about enrollment and health care providers

    Over the next several weeks you may get calls from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) about your doctors and/or transition of care.

    Summer Enrollment across the state and online

    Summer Enrollment fairs will be held in cities and towns across Texas. The schedule follows. If you prefer, you can plan to attend a webinar that covers Summer Enrollment basics. 

    Enrolled in HealthSelect(SM) of Texas? Be sure to choose a PCP!

    If you and your dependents have enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas, you will need to select a primary care physician (PCP) to receive network benefits. 

    Choosing optional benefits

    The Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) offers robust health insurance plans. There are also many optional benefits that may be just right for you and your family.

    Review your TexFlex elections

    Putting aside pre-tax money for commuter, medical and dependent care expenses makes sense for many people. 

    Health Maintenance Organizations

    If you live or work in certain Texas counties, you might have the option to join a health maintenance organization (HMO). HMOs offer coordinated care within limited, regional provider networks.

    Dependent certification and verification

    Enrolling new dependents? If so, there are specific steps you need to take to complete the enrollment, including providing documentation that shows they are your dependents.

    On the 100-year plan?

    Many of us understand that we can, and should, adopt habits that lead to long-lasting good health. Some of us may need a little extra support to do so. That’s where the HealthSelect well-being program can help

    Plan Year 2018 News

    The Board approved PY18 premium rates for Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) plans (except Medicare plans). Plan Year 2018 rates increase slightly or not at all.

    Melvin elected to serve on ERS Board of Trustees

     On May 10, Catherine Melvin of the Texas Department of Public Safety became the newest trustee.


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