H.B. No. 1265
  relating to providing information to state employees about
  insurance available to those employees under a group coverage plan.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 1551, Insurance Code, is
  amended by adding Section 1551.2011 to read as follows:
         Sec. 1551.2011.  EMPLOYEE AWARENESS AND EDUCATION. (a) The
  board of trustees by rule shall ensure that employees receive
  information about life coverage, accidental death and
  dismemberment coverage, and long-term and short-term loss of salary
  coverage, if those coverages are included in a group coverage plan
  established under Section 1551.201.
         (b)  The information must contain descriptions of:
               (1)  probabilities of death and disability; and
               (2)  policy exclusions and limitations, including:
                     (A)  limitations based on multiple sources of
                     (B)  preexisting condition exclusions; and
                     (C)  required waiting periods for benefits.
         (c)  The board of trustees by rule may provide the
  information described by Subsections (a) and (b) in printed
  materials for new employees distributed on the first day of
  employment. The board of trustees may consider using printed
  materials, online presentations, and educational presentations to
  ensure the information described by Subsections (a) and (b) is
  provided to employees.
         (d)  If applicable, the board of trustees shall annually
  review the materials and presentations described by Subsection (c)
  to determine if changes to the contents of the materials or
  presentations are necessary. If applicable, the department shall
  adopt rules necessary for considering and making changes to the
  materials or presentations.
         (e)  The board of trustees shall publish the information
  described by Subsections (a) and (b) on the Employees Retirement
  System of Texas website.
         SECTION 2.  The board of trustees shall adopt rules to
  implement the changes in law made by this Act not later than January
  1, 2014.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1265 was passed by the House on April
  18, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1265 was passed by the Senate on May
  15, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________