Benefits and Retirement

Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)

As a TEEX employee, a percentage of your pay is automatically contributed to this defined benefit plan which enables you to receive a lifetime annuity UPON RETIREMENT based on a set formula. The Texas A&M System contributes a percentage as set by the Texas Legislature.

Medical, Dental, Vision

Medical, dental and vision coverage are available to eligible employees and family members during their TEEX years, as well as AFTER RETIREMENT. Coverage may begin when employment starts or once the state contribution is met.

Life Insurance

Basic Life, Alternative Life and Optional Life insurance programs pay benefits to your beneficiary should you die while covered by the plans. Dependent Life Insurance is also available.

Long-Term Disability (LTD)

LTD plans are available to assist with protecting your income in case of an extended disability that prevents you from working.

Tax Advantaged Programs

One or more flexible spending accounts allow employees to use tax-free dollars toward health care and dependent day care expenses.

Tax Deferred Accounts and Deferred Compensation Plan

In addition to TRS, you have the choice to participate in the Tax-Deferred Account (TD) program and/or the Texas$aver Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP). The A&M System keeps a list of authorized TDA vendors offering a variety of investments and various funds in which you may choose to invest.

Flexible Spending Accounts – Health/Dependent Day Care

The A&M System provides two Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). If eligible, these voluntary programs allow you to pay certain health and dependent day care expenses with before-tax dollars.

Sick Leave Pool (SLP)

SLP hours are eligible for use by current employees away from work for a minimum of 160 hours. Employees may donate sick leave hours at any time or upon leaving employment with the state.

MDLive Virtual Medical Visits

Virtual visits are a feature provided by MDLive through our health plan. Members can select their doctor from a large, national virtual visits network in private, secure and confidential environments via telephone, online video or mobile app.

2nd MD

Get a second opinion from a nationally known, board-certified specialist. 2nd MD is confidential, secure and free for you and your eligible benefits dependents that enroll in our health plan.

Wellness Opportunities

TEEX is committed to the health and wellness of our employees. Full-Time and Part-Time employees have the following opportunities:

  • Preventive Care
    Preventive screenings such as an annual wellness exam, well woman exam, mammogram, and more.
  • Wellness Incentive
    Completion of two activities on your MyEvive personalized checklist will qualify you for a $30 premium reduction toward your medical premium.
  • Wellness / Fitness Opportunity
    Full-Time and Part-Time employees have the opportunity to use 30 minutes up to three times a week to exercise or participate in a wellness or physical fitness activitity.
  • MyEvive
    Online health and wellbeing portal. The desktop website and the MyEvive App offer a seamless experience between you and your medical benefits.
  • Well on Target
    Resource consisting of online tools and information to help medically enrolled participants make informed health care decisions and improve health in a variety of ways.
  • Airrosti
    Combination of highly targeted manual therapy with customized active rehab exercises to target and rapidly resolve the source of your soft tissue pain or injury.
  • Wondr Health
    Clinically-proven program to help you lose weight, sleep better, stress less, and reduce the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
  • Ovia for Women’s Health and Family Planning
    Maternity and family benefits solution to help navigate fertility, pregnancy, and parenting.
  • Hinge Health
    Takes non-surgical care guidelines and turns them into a digital 12-week program for chronic back and joint pain led by coaches using mobile and wearable technology.
  • Omada for Pre-Diabetes and Pre-Hypertension
    Digital condition management programs strive to enable those with obesity-related chronic conditions.
  • Livongo for Diabetes and Hypertension
    Provides end-to-end management programs that combine cellular connected digital health devices with personal support by individualized coaches and educators.

As a member of the Texas A&M University System, TEEX offers a host of benefits to employees.

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