ERS Flexible Spending Accounts (TexFlex)
TexFlex Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to pay for certain medical expenses,dependent care and certain commuter and transit expenses with funds deducted from pay prior to tax calculations. Benefits-eligible employees must enroll in TexFlex during the first 31 days of employment. TexFlex is administered by WageWorks.
Visit the TexFlex website to find eligible expenses, create an account, find forms, upload claims and monitor your balance.
Questions? Contact TexFlex Customer Care, (866) 353-9839 (TTY:711), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Be prepared for out-of-pocket expenses with a health savings account
To help cover the possibly higher out-of-pocket health expenses, Consumer Directed HealthSelect is paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA).
You can use funds from your HSA to pay for qualified medical expenses.
Each month, the State of Texas contributes to your Consumer Directed HealthSelect HSA pre-tax ($45 per individual, $90 per family for eligible members). You can also make tax-deductible contributions to your HSA up to a certain amount determined each year by the IRS. The unused balance can be carried over from year to year.
HSAs are portable. If you change to a different health plan or change employers, the money in your HSA stays with you.
Learn more about opening a Consumer Directed HealthSelect HSA or visit your online account.