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  • Interim Benefits Study

    On September 4, 2012, ERS submitted to the Texas Legislature two comprehensive studies on state employee health and retirement benefits. Both reports are the result of a year-long research process designed to be transparent and to include all stakeholders with an interest in the future of state employee benefits. The legislative charge was to present a range of options for the Legislature’s consideration.

  • Outline of the state of Texas 
  • Vendors and other interested parties who presented their ideas for consideration in the Interim Benefit Study.

    • Alere Wellbeing
      Presenting tobacco cessation provider solutions
    • Alliance Work Partners
      Cost saving opportunities made possible by fully integrating EAP, Work-Life, Wellness and Behavioral Health services
    • Aflac
      Voluntary benefits trends with government employers/employees and overview of Aflac's products/service/capabilities.
    • Aon Hewitt
      The value of reviewing potential retirement design strategies
    • Careington International
      Dental Discount Services
    • Cerner
      Benefit plan design
    • Ethicon Endo-Surgery
      Reducing Costs and Improving Quality Through Minimally Invasive Surgery Initiatives.
    • Extend Health
      Medicare retiree medical and Rx solution leveraging
    • Family Heritage Life
      Supplemental insurance products for life insurance, cancer, heart disease and stroke and accident insuranc
     
    • Humana
      Retiree Health Care Solutions
    • MedeAnalytics
      The value of better analytics to drive performance improvement
    • National Teacher Associates
      Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
    • NFP/AmWins
      Employer Group Waiver Plans
    • Part D Advisors
      Protect RDS dollars received by ERS and generate RDS dollars by reopening past filings
    • Scott & White Health Plan
      Medicare and Part D Solutions; Innovation in Care Delivery through Provider sponsored plans.
    • Texas Public Employees Association
      Recommendations for wellness, cost containment and retirement sustainability.
    • Texas State Employees Union
      The sustainability of the Pension plan.
    • US Tele-Medicine
      Corporate Tele-Triage Program and how it may increase savings and access to care for state employees.