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Health Insurance Plan Options

The State of Texas provides benefits-eligible employees with health coverage that includes medical care and prescription drug benefits. For full-time employees, coverage begins on the first day of the month after your 60th day on the job. 

During your first 60 days of employment, you can sign up your dependents for health insurance with no questions asked and without evidence of insurability. Even if you or a family member has a chronic medical condition, coverage is guaranteed.  If you enroll dependents in health coverage, Aon Hewitt will send you a letter describing the steps you must take to prove your dependents’ eligibility.

Employees are considered full-time for health insurance purposes if they are scheduled to work 30 or more hours a week.

If you and your dependents are enrolled in the health insurance plans, you are required to certify whether you and your dependents use tobacco. The monthly premium is $30 per person, up to $90 per household. If you do not certify, you will be subject to the monthly Tobacco User Premium. For more information, view the tobacco policy on the ERS website.

The prescription drug deductible starts over every January 1—you and each of your covered dependents must pay separate $50 deductibles before the plan begins to cover drug costs.

For the latest information about health insurance plans and rates, visit the ERS website.


HealthSelect

On September 1, 2017, Blue Cross and Blue of Texas (BCBSTX) will become the new medical plan administrator - for more information:  www.bcbstx.com/hs.

Following this plan, you choose a HealthSelect PCP and that doctor refers you to specialists and other providers within the network. When you stay in the network, you reduce your costs.

These are the monthly rates established for Sept. 1, 2017–Aug. 31, 2018:

HealthSelect Health Plan Coverage
  Members Pay
Member only
$0.00
Member and spouse
$356.32
Member and children
$238.58
Family
$594.90

For more details about this plan, visit these HealthSelect pages of the ERS website.

HealthSelect Prescription Drug Plan

The HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program is OptumRx, an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare, Inc.  You may visit www.HealthSelectRx.com  for program information.  Employees may contact customer care representatives toll-free at (855) 828-9834.

Employees can view their claims online with Caremark (the previous program carrier) through December 31, 2019 at www.Caremark.com/ers.


Consumer Directed Health Select

On September 1, 2017, Blue Cross and Blue of Texas (BCBSTX) will become the new medical plan administrator - for more information:  www.bcbstx.com/hs.

Consumer Directed HealthSelect is a high-deductible health plan, which means you could pay much more in out-of-pocket costs for health services and prescriptions. The member is responsible for paying an annual in-network deductible of $2,100 for an individual or $4,200 for a family (member plus at least one family member) for covered health services and/or prescriptions before the plan begins to pay for anything except for preventive services. Preventive services, like annual check-ups or vaccinations, are covered at 100%. The member would have to pay the full cost of other services and prescriptions until the deductible is met, and it’s important to understand what the full costs are, especially for prescriptions. After the deductible is met, the health plan pays 80% of covered, in-network services and prescriptions.

One of the advantages of joining Consumer Directed HealthSelect is that you can contribute to an HSA. An HSA is a personal bank account to help you save and pay for health care while giving you real tax savings.

These are the monthly rates established for Sept. 1, 2017–Aug. 31, 2018:

Consumer Directed HealthSelect Health Plan Coverage
  Members Pay
Member only
$0.00
Member and spouse
$320.68
Member and children
$214.72
Family
$535.40

For more details about this plan, visit these Consumer Directed HealthSelect pages of the ERS website.

Consumer Directed HealthSelect Prescription Drug Plan

The Consumer Directed HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program is OptumRx, an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare, Inc.  Employees may contact customer care representatives toll-free at (855) 828-9834.


Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

In Plan Year 2018, Scott & White Health Plan will no longer serve members who live or work in Tom Green county after August 31, 2017.  Scott & White members will be automatically enrolled in HealthSelect of Texas.

Compare Health Plans

Please use this comparison chart to view your out-of-pocket expenses for the HealthSelect plans.

For more information on HealthSelect plans, call BCBSTX at 800-252-8039.

For pharmacy benefits, call OptumRX at 855-828-9834.