July 8 – August 9 is your annual opportunity to make changes to your benefits without experiencing a qualifying life event.
July 22 – August 4: in an effort to help ERS provide better customer service to all members, ERS has assigned a two week phase for each agency to make annual enrollment changes online. You will be able to make changes any time between July 8 – August 9 (until 7 pm), but encourage you to make your change online during our assigned phase of July 22 – August 4.
You will log in to ERS Online to change your TexFlex and group insurance coverage. If you do not need to make any changes your current elections will carry over to the new plan year, with the exception of the Healthcare TexFlex Account. Due to changes with the Affordable Care Act, beginning September 1, 2013 the TexFlex Healthcare will have a maximum contribution of $2,500 per plan year. If your current TexFlex Healthcare deduction is more than $2,500 per plan year, it will automatically be reduced to $2,500.
It is important that you certify your tobacco usage for yourself and dependents because the default is being changed to “yes” even if you don’t use tobacco. You will be charged the surcharge until you certify “no”. This needs to be done even if you don’t make any coverage changes.
ERS Online Login – click here to make your Annual Enrollment changes online (closes at 7 pm on 8/9/13).
How to request your ERS password – enter in your ERS username you created.
How to request your ERS username – verify your personal information and ERS will email it to you. If you have not created an ERS username, you will need to register your account.