2022 Summer Enrollment - Your Health, Your Way

Know your options for medical coverage 

Summer Enrollment for Plan Year 2023 is here. Plan Year 2023 begins on September 1, 2022 and runs through August 31, 2023. You can learn more about the HealthSelect of Texas® and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM plans and benefits changes by viewing the resources on this page.

During your two-week enrollment phase, active employees and retirees not eligible for Medicare will have the opportunity to choose a new medical plan or add eligible dependents for the new plan year. Any changes you make to your and your dependent(s) medical coverage will go into effect on September 1, 2022.

If you don’t want to make changes to your medical benefits, you don't need to do anything. Your current HealthSelectSM coverage will continue. Note: Medicare-eligible retirees will have the opportunity to make plan changes in the fall.

HealthSelect of Texas Updates

Update to Benefits for Diagnostic Breast Imaging – Effective September 1, 2022, in-network breast imaging services covered at no cost to you will include screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs. Out-of-network services will continue to be covered at 40% after the annual deductible is met. Additionally, Breast MRIs will no longer require prior authorization. More information about how this benefit change applies to Consumer Directed HealthSelect participants will be available in September.

Consumer Directed HealthSelect and HealthSelect of Texas Updates

Out-of-Pocket Maximums – Effective January 1, 2023, the out-of-pocket maximum will increase to $7,050 for employee-only coverage and $14,100 for family coverage. The out-of-pocket maximum includes expenses you pay toward medical and prescription drug copays, coinsurance and deductibles, if your plan has one.

Update to Benefits for Colonoscopies – Preventive care, including colonoscopies and stool-based screenings, are covered at no cost to you. Effective September 1, 2022, follow-up colonoscopies and related services received after a positive screening will be paid at no cost to you when in network.

Enrollment Materials

Your Health, Your Way Summer Enrollment Brochure - You will learn about the HealthSelect of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelect medical plans, including information about changes to your medical benefits and how to access important resources for Plan Year 2023. Brochure

PY2023 Plan Comparison Brochure - Provides side-by-side plan details for comparison. Charts Brochure

HealthSelect of Texas Presentation - An overview of the HealthSelect of Texas plans.
PDF Presentation

Consumer Directed HealthSelect Presentation -  An overview of the Consumer Directed HealthSelect high-deductible health plan. This plan is paired with a health savings account to help cover out-of-pocket costs for qualified medical expenses, including deductibles and coinsurance.
PDF Presentation

Summer Enrollment Webinars and Fairs -  You can also register to attend live webinars on the Employees Retirement System of Texas’ (ERS) Full Events Calendar. You will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the ERS and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas representatives. ERS will also host in-person Summer Enrollment fairs this year. Be sure to check the events calendar often for updates.

Other Resources

“Choose Your Primary Care Provider” Participant Journey -  Learn about the importance of having a primary care provider (PCP) and how to choose your own.
Print Version

“Get to know your Explanation of Benefits” Participant Journey -  Learn how to read an Explanation of Benefits and brush up on your knowledge of common insurance terms.
Print Version

BCBSTX Personal Health Assistants are available
by phone

Call a BCBSTX Personal Health
Assistant toll-free

(800) 252-8039 (TTY:711)

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and
Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. CT.