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Changes for FY22

On June 12, 2021, the Commissioners Court approved the following changes:

  • 2.2% increase to UHC medical plan premiums
  • New Dental vendor and decrease in dental premiums
  • Increase to Humana Medicare Advantage Plan premiums (effective 01/01/2022)

FY22 Rates and Benefit Guide

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is August 2nd - 31st. This allows retirees to make changes to their benefits if needed. An enrollment form will be mailed to your home address. Please only complete the form and mail it back if you are making changes to your benefits. Forms must be received by August 31st if a change is needed.

If you are not making changes, you do not need to do anything. Your benefits will rollover automatically for the next plan year. Please do not mail your enrollment form if you have no changes.

If you need assistance or have questions:

Health Benefits for Retirees

Retiree health benefits are offered by Travis County for eligible retirees. The health plan options are based on Medicare eligibility. Upon age 65, retirees and dependents who are enrolled in the Travis County health plan are required to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B.

Travis County offers eligible retirees and their dependents who are under age 65 a choice of four self-insured health plans to choose from. These plans are administered by United Healthcare. Travis County offers a Medicare Advantage Plan for retirees and dependents who are age 65 and older. This plan is administered by Humana. See the Retiree Benefit Guide for a complete plan comparison of the health plans offered.

Dental Benefits for Retirees

Travis County offers four dental plans administered by UnitedHealthcare to eligible retirees. There are two Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans, the Base PPO plan and the High PPO plan. Each PPO plan utilizes a different network of dentists and specialists and reimburses out-of-network providers at different levels and have different annual maximum benefit amounts. There is also a DHMO plan which offers benefits through a network of Plan Dentists. New! For FY22 we are also offering a preventive only plan. More information is available in the FY22 Retiree Benefit Guide.

Vision Benefits for Retirees

Healthy eyes and clear vision are an important part of your overall health. Travis County offers a vision plan administered by Davis Vision. With Davis Vision you are able to visit any provider you choose, but you maximize your savings by using a network provider.

Life Insurance for Retirees

Travis County offers life insurance to eligible retirees and their spouses. Basic Life benefits are guarantee issue which means no underwriting approval is required. However, if you choose Optional Amounts, you must complete an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) and submit to Cigna for approval. See the Retiree Benefits Guide for life insurance options.

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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