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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.

    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.

    Wellness for men and the people who love them

    Men at work: Don’t forget to take care of your health needs. This month’s wellness topic will explain why some men are reluctant to seek medical attention. The webinar will also cover the benefits of a supportive social network and the positive impact it can have on health. You’ll learn the importance of suggested medical checkups and tests, how to communicate effectively with your doctor, prostate cancer risks and tips for staying healthy every day.  

    Leading longer and better lives: seven steps for men

    American men are living longer these days. A man born in 1900 could expect to live until age 46. Male babies born in 2010 (the most recent data) are expected to live to 76.

    My State of Texas benefits story from Patricia Falbo

    You never know what life may throw at you. Even if you do your best to take care of yourself, health issues and accidents can occur. Retiree Patricia Falbo and her husband, Vince, share their story of how State of Texas benefits have helped them in the face of a nearly overwhelming diagnosis.

    Ilesa Daniels elected to serve on ERS Board of Trustees

    On May 6, Ilesa Daniels was certified as the winner of the election for the ERS Board of Trustees.

    TexFlex has a new administrator beginning September 1, 2015

    ADP, LLC is the new administrator for the TexFlex program. The contract will cover a four-year term that begins September 1, 2015. 

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