Human Resources

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HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program to have new plan administrator

 Register for the Introduction to OptumRx webinar on Tuesday November 29 at 11 a.m. CT

 The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees awarded the third-party administrator contract for the HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program to OptumRx, an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare, Inc.

 The four-year contract runs from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2020. Caremark will continue to administer the HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program through December 31, 2016. Here are a few reminders about the change:

    • In late December, UnitedHealthcare will send a new combined medical and prescription benefits ID card with OptumRx information to HealthSelect participants.
    • New ID cards can be used beginning January 1, 2017. The new cards will replace both the current HealthSelect of Texas or Consumer Directed HealthSelect (UnitedHealthcare) ID card and the current HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program (Caremark) ID card.
    • Participants who use the prescription mail service pharmacy may want to order enough medication for use during the change.
    • OptumRx’s mail service pharmacy will be available beginning January 1, 2017. Participants with any active, refillable mail service prescriptions with Caremark will be transferred to OptumRx in early January. They will get a letter from OptumRx explaining the transfer of their refills and any next steps.

 New program website and contact information:

You can visit for more program information about the change. The website has helpful resources such as the Locate a Pharmacy tool to find an in-network pharmacy through OptumRx, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. You can also contact customer care representatives toll-free at (866) 336-9371, TTY: 711.

 Contact Caremark for current prescription drug coverage and claims information through December 31, 2016.

 For questions about current prescription drug coverage and costs through the end of this year, call Caremark toll-free at (888) 886-8490. You can view your claims with Caremark online through December 31, 2019 at

 Meet OptumRx at the webinar

Register for the upcoming webinar, Introduction to OptumRx , to learn about the new administrator of HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program on Tuesday, November 29 at 11 a.m. CT.


It is the mission of the Human Resources Department to advance the overall Strategic Plan of the University through the recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce. We will provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and equitable administration of policies and procedures, thus fostering a positive work environment.

Core Values

Our core services and competencies include the functional areas of Benefits, Employee Relations, Employee Development, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Staffing, Staff Wage and Salary Administration, Records, and Risk Management. The Human Resources Department is committed to deliver high quality, professional service in an enthusiastic manner to all prospective, current, and past employees; and to treat such individuals with respect, good care, and individual attention beginning with their initial inquiries about position vacancies, services and programs, through retirement.


It is our vision to provide the highest standard of excellence in Human Resources support and service, promoting an environment which encourages all employees to achieve their personal and professional goals as we work toward achieving the University's mission.

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