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  • State of Texas Dental Discount Plan information available
    You and your eligible dependents can enroll in the new State of Texas Dental Discount PlanSM this summer during Annual Enrollment 2014 with discounts beginning September 1, 2014.
    Your commute could be driving up your stress
    For 8% of commuters, the daily trip is more than an hour each way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you work in a big city like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, or Austin, a longer commute likely takes a chunk of your day.
    Don’t miss the August 31 deadline to buy certain service credit
    If you plan to purchase withdrawn or military service credit, don’t miss the August 31 deadline before the price goes up. Other types of service, including Additional Service Credit (ASC) and waiting period, have different and varying due dates.
    Face of ERS: Sharon
    She has more than 20 years of ERS service, extensive knowledge of ERS benefits, and an impressive array of job roles spanning word processing, insurance, software implementation, retirement auditing, and Business Integration (BI) -- meet Sharon, BI Specialist at ERS.
    Ongoing dependent eligibility verification begins now
    If you plan to add a dependent to your health coverage this Annual Enrollment, expect Aon Hewitt to reach out to you in August and September and ask you to submit your documents.
    Excuse 100: I have too many expenses to save for retirement
    It’s common to hear excuses like “I have too many expenses” as a way to justify not saving for retirement. 
    Life and disability insurance made easier
    The online process to apply for EOI for Optional Term Life Insurance, Dependent Term Life Insurance, and disability insurance makes it more convenient for you and faster to get a response.
    A health care concept that’s saving money
    It’s become a fact of life that health care costs increase year after year. But ERS has found one way to slow that trend while actually improving the quality of care for many of our members. It’s called a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), and some members are already benefiting from it.
    Annual Enrollment at your fingertips
    As Annual Enrollment approaches, we’ll post new resources on the Employees’ Annual Enrollment page.
    Plan ahead with myHealthcareCost Estimator
    Check out myHealthcare Cost Estimator, a helpful online tool that calculates estimated out-of-pocket expenses for doctor visits and medical procedures.

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