Become a BCBSTX HealthSelectSM of Texas provider today!

June 29, 2017

Are you currently providing or interested in providing healthcare services for Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) participants? ERS will utilize the Blue Essentials network to support its custom POS network for ERS HealthSelect of TexasSM and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM. If you are not currently an active Blue Essentials network provider, you need to apply for participation in Blue Essentials prior to September 1, 2017, as HealthSelect will access the Blue Essentials network. To ensure a seamless transition and have the optimum providers available, we are reaching out to increase awareness about this opportunity.

ERS participants in the HealthSelect Point of Service (POS) plan receive maximum benefits when care is provided or directed by an in-network Primary Care Provider. Participants have an out-of-network option available to them, but there could be a significant financial impact when utilizing out-of-network services.

Open enrollment for ERS participants will take place from June 26 through July 28, 2017.  To continue providing care to your ERS participants, we hope you will consider participating in our customized HealthSelect network. Please contact your local Network Management office to obtain an agreement to be a HealthSelect provider through the Blue Essentials network.

We value your participation in our existing networks and it is our earnest hope you consider being a part of the Blue Essentials network for the benefit of your current and future ERS patients.