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June 2019

ERS Summer Enrollment for TDCJ employees begins June 24

This year, the Employees Retirement System of Texas’ online Summer Enrollment for TDCJ runs from June 24 until July 6. With few exceptions, Summer Enrollment is the only time when you can change your benefits without experiencing a “qualifying life event” like the birth of a child, marriage or divorce.

Beginning June 24, active TDCJ employees and TDCJ retirees not enrolled in Medicare can sign into their ERS online account or contact their HR representative to change their current benefit elections or enroll in new benefit programs. TDCJ retirees enrolled in Medicare can make benefit changes during Fall Enrollment.

After July 6, employees have until July 26, 2019 to change their benefit enrollments by contacting their Human Resources representative or calling the Employees Retirement System at 1-877-275-4377. After making your elections, you will receive an email or letter verifying your Plan Year 2020 coverage.

If you don't want to change any of your benefits, take no action and your current coverage will continue. Summer Enrollment changes that do not require evidence of insurability will go into effect September 1, 2019.

Before enrollment begins, you’ll receive your Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement indicating your current benefits, along with information about Plan Year 2020 benefits. As Summer Enrollment approaches, the ERS will provide updated information through their website.