Annual Enrollment 2013
Annual Enrollment for Plan Year 2013 has closed. Click here for more information from ERS.
ERS will announce Annual Enrollment for Plan Year 2014 dates and information in June 2014.
ERS Board of Trustees adopts Plan Year 2014 member contribution rates
The Board of Trustees adopted Plan Year 2014 rates for the health, dental, life, Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), and disability plans. Contribution rates for health insurance are set based on funding provided by the Texas Legislature. With the 83rd Texas Legislature still in session, and no final approved appropriation, the ERS Boards of Trustees adopted Plan Year 2014 health insurance rates at a level not to exceed the anticipated funding increase of 7%. This increase is expected to adequately support health plan costs through the next plan year under the current benefit structure. The Board of Trustees granted authority to the ERS Executive Director to lower the adopted contribution rates should the final appropriation be lower than anticipated, or it is determined that lower rates can support the health plan and current benefits. The health insurance contribution rates are expected to be finalized sometime in June.
Individuals enrolled in the State of Texas Dental Choice Plan will experience no increase in their monthly member contribution rates while those enrolled in the HumanaDental DHMO will pay approximately 7% more during Plan Year 2014. The increases for HumanaDental DHMO participants will range from 60 cents for member-only coverage to $1.83 for spouse and children coverage.
There will be no change in the monthly cost for Life Insurance and Voluntary AD&D coverage. Persons enrolled in the Short-term Disability plan will experience an increase in monthly cost of 4 cents per $100 of monthly covered salary.