Your and your family's health is important to us. The state’s health insurance plan covers full-time employees and their families after an initial 60-day waiting period.

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) oversees our health-care program and provides in-depth information about your health insurance options.

Other benefits include:

  • TexFlex™ spending accounts to use pre-tax dollars for certain medical and dependent care expenses
  • Children's Health Insurance Program for income-eligible employees
  • 24/7 access for health-related questions through Health Select Nurseline
  • Multiple dental plans
  • Annual eye exams
  • Accrue annual and sick leave every month
  • Ability to share sick leave with colleagues
  • Optional term life insurance up to four times your annual salary
  • Automatic participation in a prescription drug program if health insurance is selected
  • Opt-in for discounted short- and/or long-term disability income protection
  • Commuter spending account to use pre-tax dollars for eligible parking and transit expenses