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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
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.
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.
ERS Board and Committee Meetings information has been recently updated, and is now available. Here are highlights from the genda.
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.
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.
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.
On May 6, Ilesa Daniels was certified as the winner of the election for the ERS Board of Trustees.
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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