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FAQ: What you need to know for ERS Summer Enrollment

ERS summer enrollment is coming, meaning it's almost time to make changes to your benefit elections (health, dental, vision, life insurances; short and long term disability; TexFlex).

What: Annual Benefits Enrollment Event -- make changes to your benefit elections; changes will be effective Sept. 1, 2021. 

When:

  • UNT: June 28 – July 10
  • UNT Dallas | UNTHSC | UNT System: July 5 – July 17

Where: Online at ers.texas.gov

Watch the mail for your personalized statement of coverage. Make sure your address is current in the ERS system. Log in here to check your address and update it if it isn't correct. Never logged in to your ERS account portal? Register here. For questions, contact HRBenefits@untsystem.edu. Watch your weekly HR Highlights for more information about ERS Summer Enrollment.

FAQs

What is Summer Enrollment?
Summer Enrollment is the annual event/time when you can log in to your ERS account and make changes to your health insurance and optional insurance coverage elections for the new plan year that starts September 1, 2021.  (ERS administers our UNT World insurance benefits).

What can I do during summer enrollment?
You can make changes to your coverages during summer enrollment for Plan Year 2022 like adding optional insurances (dental, vision, short term and long term disability); add dependents to your insurance; change from Health Select of Texas to the Consumer Directed plan; remove dependents, drop coverages you no longer need, apply for optional life insurance, etc.  Changes made will be effective September 1, 2021.

What should I do to prepare for Summer Enrollment?
It’s important to make sure that your address is correct with ERS.  ERS will be mailing important information to you before Summer Enrollment starts. Check your address/contact information by logging in here and review your personal data. Never logged in? Register here.

What if I don’t have any changes to make to my coverages for the new Plan Year?
You don’t need to do anything if you want your coverages/elections to remain the same. Your coverages will be the same in the new plan year if you make no changes in summer enrollment. That includes the amount you are contributing to TexFlex, which will continue September 1, 2021, as is if you make no changes.

Are there major plan changes or premium increases for Plan Year 2022?
There are a few changes for Plan Year 2022, like:

  • Out of pocket maximums increased for Health Select of Texas
  • Delta Dental Choice premiums increased slightly
  • Vision insurance premiums decreased slightly

Where can I learn more?

  • Watch for news in your campus newsletters and HR Highlights in June.  HR will also be scheduling some Q&A sessions, and we’ll have a helpful video for you.
  • We’ll provide more detailed information soon. For now, make sure your address is correct with ERS and watch for your ERS brochure in the mail.