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  • Catherine A. Melvin elected to ERS Board of Trustees

    Catherine Melvin of the Texas Department of Public Safety has been elected to serve on the six-member Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees.

    2017 Summer Enrollment for retirees not enrolled in Medicare

    As in past years, Summer Enrollment has been divided into two-week phases to better serve our members.

    Executive Director's Corner - June 2017

    As I write this column, there are still a few weeks left in the 85th Texas Legislature. It’s too soon to say with 100% certainty what, if any, changes there might be to the health and retirement benefits ERS manages. However, it looks like it will be a good session for state retirees and employees, with no major changes to benefits.

    Changes on the horizon

    In late August 2017, the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) will launch its redesigned website and new domain name.

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to become new health plan administrator

    Beginning September 1, 2017, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will replace UnitedHealthcare as the plan administrator for HealthSelectSM of Texas, Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM and HealthSelect Secondary.

    2017 Staying Connected fairs

    Join ERS in August or September for a 2017 Staying Connected retiree fair in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston area.

    Moving? Be sure to notify ERS

    Be sure to notify ERS to update your address and other contact information.

    Discount Purchase Program Summer Retiree Discounts

    Get out and get going with great savings from your Discount Purchase Program!

    Vote by April 14 in the ERS Board of Trustees election

    We know you value your benefits and want to have a voice in any benefits changes. The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees election is one way to use your voice. 

    Executive Director's corner - March 2017

    Here at the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS), we know how important your retirement and health benefits are to you. Providing quality benefits programs and outstanding service to state employees, retirees and their families is our top goal every day.


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