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Texas Department of State Health Services Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (11 comments)

    “I guess it is better than dying on the street, but I still have to pay through the nose for medical care despite having insurance.”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (6 comments)

    “Allowed to take time off pretty much whenever you want to as long as you work it out with your boss and-coworkers. 8 hours a month vacation for...”

  • Retirement Plan  (4 comments)

    “The Texas State Employee retirement plan is only ok, by itself, but when combined with the available 401K in differing investment strategies...”

  • Sep 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    I would like more than 1 choice for a Vision Plan.

  • May 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Supervisor in Austin, Texas

    Health insurance, 401K, sick leave, vacation leave

  • Dec 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    The benefit here is good. Health insurance is OK. There is paid vacation leave and sick leave. The benefit is much better than the company I worked before.

  • Nov 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Texas Works Advisor I in Houston, Texas

    The worst thing is that the States Retirement plan comes out of your check whether you like it or not! So, between taxes and the retirement plan. Your check has a deduction of $600 or more. So the promised monthly salary goes done from $2460.00 to 1960.00 and you only get paid the first of every month. Honestly, that is a hard salary to live on with two kids.

  • Nov 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    the insurance is good and it's one of the only jobs left with a pension plan--they have a pretty high match percentage.

  • Oct 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Program Specialist in Austin, Texas

    Having worked in the private sector again after leaving the State in 2015, I can tell you that the benefits package available to all full time state employees is almost not available anywhere in the current private job market.

  • Sep 08, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Lubbock, Texas

    The benefits were great. I didn't realize Texas had so many state holidays.

  • Aug 10, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former IT Project Coordinator in Austin, Texas

    Typical state benefit package 401k, medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, pto, sick leave, pension, retirement etc.

  • Aug 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Public Health Prevention Specialist in Austin, Texas

    Great benefits, there are a lot of packages to choose from.

  • Jul 03, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Temple, Texas

    401k, Free Health Care, Paid Time off, Pay raise every 2 years, all federal and state holidays and sometimes bonus days off!

Benefits Summary


List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (26)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (8)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • CheckmarkLife Insurance (8)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • CheckmarkFamily Medical Leave (8)
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • CheckmarkEmployee Assistance Program (7)
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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