Benefits

UHD Annual Benefits Open Enrollment begins July 9

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS), which administers health and other insurance benefits for State of Texas employees, will hold its annual enrollment period for Plan Year 2018‐19 from July 9 to July 21, 2018.

Prior to the annual enrollment period, ERS will mail a Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement to all benefits‐eligible employees on or by June 25, 2018 to the address listed in ERS. Please make sure your address is up to date.

During the annual enrollment period, employees can make changes to their benefits portfolios without a qualifying life event. This is your opportunity to add or drop health, life, or disability insurance or make other changes to your insurance coverage as needed. During summer enrollment you may also enroll in a health care and/or dependent care spending account or cancel an existing one. If you don’t want to change your benefits portfolio, don’t do anything. Your current benefits will remain the same for the upcoming academic year (9/1/2018 to 8/31/2019).

For your convenience, you may make changes to your benefits portfolio during the annual enrollment period of July 9 to July 21, 2018, in one of three ways:

  • Online 24/7 directly with ERS at ers.state.tx.us
  • By calling ERS during normal business hours at (866) 399‐6908
  • Through Employment Services and Operations (ESO) by scheduling an appointment with Paula Jannett at x‐8463 or jannettp@uhd.edu and completing the required 2018 summer enrollment form (form will be available closer to the enrollment date)

To assist with your insurance questions, ESO is holding a “Get the Scoop” information session on June 27 and 28. Join us for ice cream and giveaways while attending this valuable session. Become familiar with insurance plan benefits and rates for the upcoming fiscal year. For more information or to register for Get the Scoop, see below.

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