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State Employees and Educators

The Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) is an organization focused on keeping retirees and prospective retirees from all parts of Georgia Government well informed about any impacts to promised retiree and health insurance benefits.        

                             State Health Benefit Plan News  

The Department of Community Health (DCH) State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) released an invitation for proposal (IFP) to qualified companies to increase the number of vendors that administer the state's health insurance plan. SHBP also plans to expand the type of plan design options for the 2015 plan year.  DCH plans to announce the selected vendors on July 1, 2014, for the 2015 plan year.

The ultimate lineup being considered for the 2015 plan year is as follows:

  • BCBSGa -- Gold, Silver, Bronze HRA (exclusively), statewide HMO, Medicare Advantage
  • Second Statewide TPA -- HDHP (exclusively), statewide HMO, Medicare Advantage
  • Third Vendor -- fully insured in-network-only for metro Atlanta service area
  • The current Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) contract with Express Scripts Inc. and the current Wellness contract with Healthways Inc. would be renewed for the 2015 plan year.
You can view the Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here. 

                             ERS Board To Vote On COLAs 

The Annual Meeting of the Employees Retirement System of Georgia is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the ERSGA Building located at 2 Northside 75 NW, Atlanta, GA  30318


ERS Board Members will vote on COLAs for each of the funds administered.  This meeting is open to the public - GSRA members may attend to listen to the proceedings.


Click here for a list of the ERS Board Members
















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