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 flexible spending account (FSA) without a qualifying life event. Otherwise, changes may only be made if a qualifying life event change has occurred. This year's benefits summer enrollment period runs from June 28, 2021 through July 10, 2021. Benefits eligible employees can log onto ERS OnLine and make summer enrollment changes during the entire enrollment period.

Any enrollment changes you make to your coverage will go into effect September 1, 2021.

Important Reminder: If you don't want to make changes to your benefits, no action is required during summer enrollment. Your current coverage will continue to the new plan year.

FY2022 Summer Enrollment Updates

The ERS 2021 Summer Enrollment Guide for Active Employees has information about all of the insurance plans and what will change in FY2022. Most plans will have no premium change or very slight premium decreases and there are no major health plan changes for the next plan year. Please see the Plan Year 2022 rate sheet for the premiums of all plans.

What's new?

NOTICE: If you need to make a Family Status Change or Post Hire Change (marriage, newborn, new employee eligibility period) during the months of June, July and August, you will need to notify SFA Human Resources Benefits at benefits@sfasu.edu. During the summer enrollment period, ERS does not allow employees to use ERS OnLine to make these types of changes.

Benefits Summer Enrollment Information

Summer Enrollment is an annual opportunity for faculty, staff, and benefits-eligible graduate assistants to make changes to their benefits for the following fiscal year. Summer Enrollment usually takes place in late June to early July.

Changes outside of Summer Enrollment:

Plans you can change at any time:

Making Changes Online through ERS OnLine

Helpful Resources

Plan Administrator Websites

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS)

HealthSelect of Texas® (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Consumer Directed HealthSelect (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (OptumRx)

State of Texas Dental Choice PlanSM (Delta Dental) and DeltaCare USA DHMO

Life and AD&D Insurance (Securian)

TexFlexSM (WageWorks)

State of Texas Vision (Superior Vision)

Texas Income Protection PlanSM (TIPP) - short-term and long-term disability (ReedGroup)

Texa$averSM 401(k)/457 Program (Empower Retirement)

Summer Enrollment News

2021 Benefits Summer Enrollment Presentations

Human Resources will be offering presentations on the insurance changes and how to use the ERS website. The presentations will be held in the Student Center Media Room (on the second floor at the top of the staircase).

  • Monday, June 21 from 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 22 from 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Friday, June 25 from 9:00-10:00 am

ERS is also offering online Summer Enrollment 2021 webinars for employees (see schedule below). To register for a presentation, visit the ERS website at www.ers.texas.gov

2021 Summer Enrollment (June 28 - July 10) - How to Make Changes

How to Make Summer Enrollment Changes:

  • Employees can visit the ERS website at www.ers.texas.gov and login to make your election changes for FY2022.

  • Employees that do not have access to a computer can come to the Student Center Media Room (on the second floor at the top of the staircase) to make your election changes during the following times:

Monday, June 28 from 1:00-4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 29 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Wednesday, June 30 from 1:00-4:00 pm

Thursday, July 1 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Wednesday, July 7 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday, July 8 from 1:00-4:00 pm

Friday, July 9 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm


All Summer Enrollment elections must be completed by July 10, 2021.