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  • Benefits enrollment for same-sex spouses of Texas Employees Group Benefits Program members begins July 1, 2015

    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 spouses.

    Save money with TexFlex

    A TexFlex account offers you tax-free savings for health and dependent care expenses.

    Already enrolled in TexFlex?

    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 important reminders.  

    Revised benefit information for new HMO

    Starting September 1, 2015, a new HMO, KelseyCare powered by Community Health Choice (KelseyCare powered by Community), will be available to eligible participants in the Houston area.

    Eye exam coverage changes for HealthSelect participants

    Starting September 1, you’ll no longer need a referral when seeking treatment from a network vision provider for a medical eye condition. 

    Face of ERS: Porter Wilson, ERS Executive Director

    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. 

    Sharing health costs with the State – who pays how much?

    We explain insurance costs in new video "Cost sharing and how it works"

    Summer Enrollment reminders and news

    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.

    ERS Executive Director Ann S. Bishop retires

    Upon her 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.

    Highlights from May 2015 ERS Board of Trustees Meeting

    ERS Board and Committee Meetings information has been recently updated, and is now available. Here are highlights from the genda.


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