Employee Benefits

 Notice concerning ACA form 1095

Department of Human Resource Management
State and Local Health Benefits Programs

February 7, 2018

Letters Will Be Mailed Regarding Some 1095B Forms

The Office of Health Benefits has discovered an error on the 1095B forms recently mailed to employees and former employees.  Letters will be mailed to the affected recipients explaining the error, and where needed, a corrected form will be issued by the March 2 deadline.

Copies of the letters are attached for your reference. We expect the letters to be mailed the week of February 12.       ACA line 8 letter     ACA dependent letter

We apologize for the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

Please remember that it is not necessary to include the 1095 form when filing your tax return. Here is the updated IRS link:


VRS Member News

The November issue of VRS Member News is now available.

To view previous months and the full version of this month’s VRS Member News, please visit www.varetire.org/members/newsletters/index.asp

In This Edition:

  1. Increase Your Money Management Skills – Visit myVRS Financial Wellness
  2. How’s Your Retirement Planning? Check Your Member Benefit Profile to Find Out
  3. Protect Your Loved Ones With Optional Life Insurance Coverage
  4. Hybrid Retirement Plan Member News
    1. Use Voluntary Contributions to Increase Savings
    2. Try SmartStep for Savings
  5. New Employee? Take a Look at Your VRS Benefits
  6. If You Defer Retirement, What Happens to Your Benefits?
  7. FAQ: How Do I Roll Over Funds Into My 457 Account?

Click here to view the full version of this month’s Member News.   http://www.varetire.org/mnews

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Annual Notifications:

Healthcare Exchange Notification
Creditable Coverage


Enrollment package for The Local Choice (Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield):
Frequently Asked Questions
Enrollment Form
2017-2018 RATE SHEET
2017-2018 Benefit Comparison
TLC Key Advantage Expanded Benefit Summary
TLC Key Advantage 250 Benefit Summary
TLC HDHP Benefit Summary
TLC Dental Flyer
Employee Assistance Program
Live Health Online Flyer
Take Care Package Flyer
TLC Delta Dental Brochure

Summary of Benefits and Coverage(SBC):


Visit these websites for more information:

The Local Choice 
Health Insurance (Includes Dental and Vision)

Delta Dental
Stand Alone Dental Plan  (this form is not necessary if you are enrolling in the health plan)

Mark III Employee Benefits 
Representatives will come to your school for Open Enrollment in August 2018
Humana Vision
Flexible Spending Accounts
    Dependent Care
Aflac Accident
Aflac Critical Illness
Aflac Hospital Indemnity
Allstate Cancer
American United Life
    Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
Texas Life (Whole Life)