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  • Minimize your risk of identity-theft during ERS’ administrator transition

    On September 1, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will become the medical plan administrator for HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Driven HealthSelectSM. It’s the kind of transition that social engineers love to exploit. Don’t let that happen to you! Learn how to protect your personal data.

    Time to spend your TexFlex Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds

    You have until August 31, 2017 to spend your FSA balance and the deadline to submit claims for the health care dollars you spent during the past benefit year is December 31, 2017. 

    New HealthSelect ID cards will be issued soon

    When Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) becomes the administrator for the medical plan on September 1, 2017, you will have separate medical and pharmacy ID cards for medical and prescription drug services. 

    ERS Board Meeting

    On August 23, the ERS Board will hold its final meeting of the 2016-17 fiscal year.

    When families exercise together

    Monday, August 6, 2017, is the first day of Exercise With Your Child week. Children six and older should exercise at least 60 minutes a day. They are more likely to get moving if their parents or caregivers get moving, too. 

    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. 


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