Stephen F. Austin State University

Summer Enrollment

Summer Enrollment is your once a year opportunity to make changes to your insurance benefits and/or TexFlex spending accounts without a qualifying life event. Changes made during Summer Enrollment are effective September 1, 2017.


2017 Summer Enrollment Guide for Employees
2017 Summer Enrollment Guide for Retirees
Dental Options Comparison (Plan Year 2018)
Health Plans Comparison Chart (effective September 1, 2017)
Dependent Eligibility Chart
ERS Plan Year 2018 Rates

ERS Summer Enrollment Information Sessions
Attend a Summer Enrollment information session to get information for the current enrollment period. A variety of sessions are offered. Webinars provided by ERS and on-campus presentations by SFA staff. To register for webinars, click on the Events Calendars at No registration needed to attend an on-campus session.

Making Changes Online

SFA employees are encouraged to use ERS Online to make benefit election changes.
ERS Online - Register Your Account
ERS Online - Navigating the Home Page
ERS Online - Beneficiaries
ERS Online - Making Summer Enrollment Changes

Summer Enrollment News

Benefits Summer Enrollment Information Sessions

Attend an on-campus information session to learn more about changes coming in Plan Year 2018 and how to make benefit election changes online. If you can't attend an on-campus session, ERS is offering a number of webinars online.

Benefits Summer Enrollment guides are now available on the Human Resources website. Get a head start on reviewing your benefit election options. Expect to receive your Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement from ERS soon (mailed to your home address).

Your Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement from ERS

Each year, ERS mails a Summer Enrollment packet to participants eligible for the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP). The packet includes a Personal Benefits Enrollment Statement (PBES) listing current GBP benefits and other enrollment options. The PBES is generated from information in ERS OnLine as of June 1 at 7 a.m. CT. As you know, Medicare eligible retirees will have their enrollment in the fall.

This year, the Participant Information Section of the PBES will display coverage information for the participant and up to two dependents. Participants can log in to their ERS OnLine account to find information about other covered dependents.

Getting Prepared for Benefits Summer Enrollment

The Benefits Summer Enrollment timeline has changed. This year, SFA employees can make benefit election changes between the dates of July 9-22. Note that this is a 2-week window to make election changes. This is shorter than we have had in the past. Please save these dates to your calendar so you can make changes if you choose. Changes made during summer enrollment will go into effect September 1, 2017.

ERS will start mailing personal benefits enrollment statements on June 12th. Please confirm your permanent address is correct to ensure you receive your benefits statement.

Human Resources will continue providing updates when additional Summer Enrollment information becomes available.

Benefits Summer Enrollment dates are July 9 - July 22

Benefits summer enrollment is fast approaching. This year, SFA employees can make benefit election changes between July 9th and July 22nd.

In order to ensure you receive Summer Enrollment communications from ERS, please take a moment to confirm your address in mySFA and update if needed (My Contact Info à Update Address & Phone).

We will continue to keep you updated with Summer Enrollment information as it becomes available. Be sure to visit the Human Resources webpage for the latest information.