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July/August 2012

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ERS studies employment benefits, updates healthcare transition FAQ

charts graphicThe 82nd Legislature directed the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) to conduct an interim study of possible changes to the state benefits package. This study will help determine how the state can provide sustainable, competitive benefits for state employees and retirees. ERS will submit their recommendations to the Legislature on September 1. For more information about the study, visit the ERS Interim Benefits Study website.

UnitedHealthCare logoOn September 1, United HealthCare Services, Inc. will take over from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) as third-party administrator (TPA) for the self-funded HealthSelect of Texas health plan. United Healthcare, in its role as TPA, will negotiate provider reimbursements to best utilize limited plan dollars, pay claims, provide customer service, offer health-and-wellness programs and manage the HealthSelect provider network. On July 1, the Employees Retirement System (ERS) updated their website's list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the HealthSelect transition. The following is a partial list of new information from the July update.

For more information, call United HealthCare HealthSelect Customer Service toll-free at 866-336-9371 or visit www.healthselectoftexas.com on the web.

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