Faculty Benefits

Notice about Insurance - Health and other insurance benefits for employees and retirees are subject to change based on available State funding. The Texas Legislature determines the level of funding for such benefits and has no continuing obligation to provide those benefits beyond each fiscal year. The current outlook for the Group Benefits Program is available in the:

Medical/Prescription Drugs
ekgThere are two medical plans in the Group Benefits Program: HealthSelectSM of Texas and health maintenance organizations (HMOs).  Both provide comprehensive health and prescription drug benefits, but there are some differences in the way benefits work.
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Dental
There are two plans to choose from for dental coverage.  Each has different costs, benefits, and participating dentists.
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Life and Disability (optional coverage)
One of the benefits of working for the State of Texas is knowing that you have options for coverage that can protect you and your loved ones in the event of an accident, disability or death.
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Long-term care
Long-term care coverage can give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are prepared for the future.
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Premium Rates
Now that you know about all the benefits offered by ERS, how much do they cost?  See tables showing monthly premium amounts for employees and retirees.
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COBRA
COBRA allows you and your eligible dependents to keep your health and dental coverage for a certain period of time after you leave employment.
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State Kids Insurance Program (SKIP)
If you qualify for the State Kids Insurance Program (SKIP), you pay lower monthly premiums to cover your children under age 19.
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Benefits for Survivors
Your survivors need to know what to do in the event of your death; you need peace of mind knowing the benefits they will have when that time comes.
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Insurance Forms
This page includes forms and instructions for SKIP, COBRA, evidence of insurability and more.
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Wellness Information
Valuable information on wellness programs and health risk assessment tools.
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