Annual Benefits Open Enrollment begins June 28

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! ERS Annual Enrollment for Plan Year 2022 runs from June 28 to July 10.

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 2021‐22 from June 28 to July 10, 2021. Before the annual enrollment period, ERS will mail a Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement to all benefits‐eligible employees to the address listed in ERS. Please make sure your address is up to date.

Employees can make changes to their benefits portfolios during the annual enrollment period 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. Employees are encouraged to review their benefits portfolio. If no changes are needed, don’t do anything. Your current benefits will remain the same for the upcoming academic year (9/1/2021 to 8/31/2022).

For your convenience, you can make changes to your benefits portfolio during the annual enrollment period of June 28 to July 10, 2021, in one of three ways:

  • Online 24/7 directly with ERS at
  • By calling ERS during normal business hours at (866) 399‐6908
  • Through Employment Services and Operations (ESO) by scheduling an appointment with a benefits representative at

To assist with your benefits questions, ESO is holding  “Get the Scoop” information sessions on June 22 and 24. Join ESO for live webinars and treats. Become familiar with insurance plan benefits and rates for the upcoming fiscal year.

Register for Get the Scoop.