Recent Blog Posts

TPEA Donates $6,000 to State Agency Employees Affected by Harvey

Posted on 10/13/2017
The Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA) is donating $6,000 to relief funds for State of Texas employees affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Apply to Serve on the ERS Group Benefits Advisory Committee

Posted on 9/22/2017
If you’d like to serve your fellow active and retired state employees, consider applying for an appointment to the ERS Group Benefits Advisory Committee. This committee will provide input on the Group Benefits Program.

Plan Ahead for Emergencies to Avoid a Higher Copay

Posted on 9/19/2017
As of Sept. 1, HealthSelect of Texas and HealthSelect Out-of-State plan participants pay a higher copay when they receive care at a non-network freestanding ER. Please note: This change does not apply to Medicare Advantage or HMO plan participants.

Harvey Relief for Texas State Employees

Posted on 9/7/2017
As a service to the state employee community, TPEA has a compiled a list of agency-specific relief efforts for your consideration as you contribute to Harvey relief efforts.

ERS Board Lowers Assumed Rate of Return for Pension Fund

Posted on 8/24/2017
Lowering the assumed rate of return will not affect current annuity checks. The effects of lowering the return rate will be felt years down the road and depend on how the Legislature addresses the fund’s unfunded liability.