Is Your Racing Mind Interrupting Sleep? Try These Tips:

Here's how to quiet your busy brain–and finally get some rest
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American Heart Association - Healthy for Good is with I love Amsterdam XXX and Beautiful Amazing World.

Turns out, pets do way more for us than provide good meme material – they may help you reduce stress and build healthier habits for the long haul. So every time you take Fido for a walk, he’s helping you be #HealthyForGood! What are you doing to celebrate #LoveYourPetDay?

Plan Year 2016 benefit changes and enhancements for HealthSelect
Learn about Plan Year 2016 TexFlex updates. Summer Enrollment ends July 31.
What's new for Plan Year 2016

Wellness Wednesday:

February is American Heart Health Month. Keep your heart happy and healthy with routine physicals, blood pressure monitoring and regular exercise. If you’re enrolled in the TexFlex Health Care FSA, you can save money on heart health!…/TexFlex-Eligible-Expense…

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Webinar: Ready, Set, Retire! – Group 1 Certified Peace Officers/Custodial Officers (CPOs/COs)

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
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HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx

What is an annual deductible?
Annual deductible: The amount you pay in a contract year before your health plan begins to pay.


Need more definitions? Check out It has thousands of health care and insurance terms defined in plain, clear language.

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Also known as the Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms. This was jointly developed by the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Webinar: Higher Ed Ready, Set, Retire!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9 – 10:30 a.m. CT
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Look up prescriptions with ease using OptumRx drug search tools
Knowing about your prescription medication is an important part of your health management. Whether you want to research a medication or get cost figures, OptumRx® offers easy-to-use to tools to help.

The Drug Pricing Tool to view pharmacy drug costs, any available lower-cost alternatives and general drug information.


The Prescription Drug List to search drugs covered by your plan and find out if prior authorization or other coverage restrictions apply.

To find these tools and other resources visit:…/…/en/ers/public/dashboard.html

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OptumRx pharmacy network includes access to thousands of retail locations, including national chains, and many community pharmacies. For medications you take regularly, you can avoid paying a retail maintenance fee by using the OptumRx Home Delivery mail service pharmacy or an ERS Extended Days' Sup...

In a hurry? Try these 5-minute power meals!

Too busy or tired to cook? Make healthy, flavor-packed meals fast with these nutritionist-approved recipes.

ERS is closed today in observance of Presidents’ Day

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ERS will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day

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Employees Retirement System of Texas
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Austin - Medicare Preparation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m. CST
Attend a Medicare Preparation seminar and learn about Medicare and how it works with your ERS benefits. ERS gets many questions from members who near Medicare eligibility, and we want to answer them.

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Austin - Ready, Set, Retire! Group 1 State Agency Employees
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CT

Attend a Ready, Set, Retire! presentation to get the information you’ll need to make fully informed decisions about retirement.

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When’s the last time you smiled looking at your dental bill?

The State of Texas Dental Discount Plan can help you save 20% to 60% on your dental care! Visit to learn more. Note: This is not insurance.

IRS warns that tax preparer and refund scam is getting worse…/irs-warns-that-tax-preparer-and-…/

Cybercriminals using purloined Social Security numbers, banking and other consumer data to steal taxpayer refunds
Last month, we kicked our Texas Spring Break inspiration itineraries off with an action-packed, kid-friendly adventure through San Antonio. Next up, we hav