Articles from February 2016

CDHP Plan Design Adopted

Posted on 2/24/2016
The ERS Board of Trustees adopted a plan design for Consumer Directed HealthSelect, the insurance option combining a high-deductible plan with a Health Savings Account, during the board's Feb. 23 meeting.

ERS Board Member Rowe Resigns

Posted on 2/24/2016
Employees Retirement System board member Frederick Rowe Jr. tendered his resignation from the ERS Board of Trustees Jan. 21.

Turnout for Texas Primaries Expected to Be Highest Since 2008

Posted on 2/16/2016
With the race for the Republican presidential nomination too close to call and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont still waging an energetic campaign against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, election officials are bracing for exceptionally hig

Your Guide to Voting in the 2016 Texas Primary Election

Posted on 2/16/2016
The rules for participating in primary elections vary from state to state. Whether you’re new to Texas or simply haven’t taken part before, here are answers to common questions.

TPEA's Input to ERS on CDHP, or HDHP/HSA, Design

Posted on 2/11/2016
After examining the CDHP designs under consideration, TPEA recommended to ERS that the adopted design prioritize placing funds in an individual’s HSA over providing a limited discount on dependent coverage.