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  • Make your annual financial checkup

    Take the time during National Save for Retirement Week (NS4RW), October 19-25, to see if you’re on track to retire when you want. 

    Send documentation for newly added dependents

    Eligibility documentation that is dated after the date you add your dependents to coverage won't be accepted, even if it's dated prior to the coverage effective date.

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    It's a like and love relationship
    It’s a like love relationshipHave you liked the ERS Facebook page yet? We love to post daily updates about your State of Texas benefits. Come join us on Facebook—you can learn ways to save for retirement, cut your healthcare costs
    More dental coverage with the State of Texas Dental Choice Plan

    If you are getting dental work done this year, you may notice a boost to your benefits. The plan now pays 40% (up from 0%) of covered expenses after you meet the $1,500 maximum

    There's an app for that
    There’s an app for that Make your smart phone smarter. Use these apps to have your benefit resources at your fingertips. Simply search for them in your smartphone’s app store, download them, then enjoy the benefits.
    Save even more on prescriptions

    Many participants in ERS’ health plans save money by using generic prescriptions (with their doctors’ approval, of course). They started saving even more on September 1, when the copay for generic prescriptions went from $15 to $10 for a 30-day supply ($30 for a 90-day supply). Did you know you could spend even less on many generic drugs at certain pharmacies?

    Save your sick days

    With flu season just around the corner, help keep your family healthy by getting flu shots at no cost to you.

    How to save for retirement on a budget

    Everyone wants to put cash away for a better retirement, but it can be difficult when you’re already on a budget.

    Ongoing dependent eligibility verification reminder

    If you enrolled a new dependent during Annual Enrollment 2014 or if you enroll a new dependent at any time in the future, and your dependent was not verified as eligible in a previous dependent eligibility audit, you’ll need to provide proof of your dependent’s eligibility for coverage to Aon Hewitt.


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