An alternative to paying the tobacco-user premium Recent federal regulations require ERS to offer a new alternative to paying the tobacco-user premium. This is for members and their dependents who are enrolled in GBP health plans and certified as tobacco users.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26, 2015, regarding same-sex marriage, state agency and higher education employees and retired employees eligible for the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) will be able to enroll their same-sex spouses and dependent children of those spouses in the same […]
Starting September 1, 2015, a new HMO, KelseyCare powered by Community Health Choice (KelseyCare powered by Community), will be available to eligible participants in the Houston area.
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 2016-2016 from July 10 to July 24, 2015.1 Prior to the annual enrollment period, ERS will mail a Personal Benefits […]
Men at work: Don’t forget to take care of your health needs. This month’s United at Work webinar on wellness topic will explain why some men are reluctant to seek medical attention.