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ERS trustees approve health plan option for state employees

The board of trustees for the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) has approved a new optional health plan for state employees, as directed by HB 966 by Crownover, enacted in 2015 by the 84th Legislature. The consumer-directed health plan combines high-deductible … Continue reading

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Retired teacher health program projects funding shortfall

The state’s health insurance program for retired teachers, TRS-Care, is expected to have a funding shortfall of $875 million in fiscal 2016-17, according to a recent presentation by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) to the Legislative Budget Board. TRS, which administers the … Continue reading

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Texas Department of Insurance adopts final rules on navigators

The individuals and entities known as navigators, who are charged with helping consumers find health care coverage under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will be subject to new rules in Texas starting this month. The Texas Department … Continue reading

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Texas Department of Insurance considers rules for navigators

The commissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) recently held hearings to consider new rules for regulating navigators, who are charged with connecting consumers with health insurance under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). At hearings on December … Continue reading

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