2020

Below you'll find our latest news articles. To view specific categories, please select a category to the right.

 

COVID-19 Info and Resources for TAC HEBP Members

September 25, 2020| Health and Benefits News

TAC Health and Employee Benefits Services staff members are closely monitoring COVID-19 and are working to remain responsive to the needs of TAC Pool members.

Healthy County Device Storefront Updates!

September 25, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Your $30 device subsidy will now be available to use every two years instead of three years.

Airrosti Tip: Flimsy Flip Flops Lead to Foot Pain

September 25, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Even though flip flops are a go-to footwear for many casual outings, these trusty open-toed soles might end up doing more harm to your feet than you realize.

Available Oct. 1: Employee Assistance Program

September 25, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is pleased to announce the launch of our employee assistance program (EAP) powered by Alliance Work Partners for all fully pooled TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool members and participating ASO members. The EAP will be available to members beginning Oct. 1.

Fall Into Fitness! Sept. 14 – Nov. 8

September 25, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Let’s have some fall fitness fun! It’s not too late to participate in Fall Into Fitness! Sync your activity tracker to the Sonic Boom portal to be AUTOMATICALLY registered for the contest.

Healthy County Telehealth Services

September 25, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County offers free telehealth services to TAC HEBP members. These services allow members to receive medical advice, resources, care, and treatment plans all from the comfort of their home!

Need Help With Your Health?

September 25, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Keep up the momentum to lose weight and tackle obesity-related chronic disease. Omada® is a personalized lifestyle-change program that inspires healthy habits you can live with for the long term.

New Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Program: Livongo

September 25, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo. We’re offering it at no cost to members and their covered family members 13 and older enrolled in our TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Healthy County Device Storefront Updates!

September 25, 2020|

Your $30 device subsidy will now be available to use every two years instead of three years.

We are Texas Strong. Register for 2021 Boot Camp Today!

September 25, 2020|

It's not too early to save your seat for the Healthy County Boot Camp, Feb. 10-12, at the Embassy Suites hotel and convention center in Denton.

Available Oct. 1: Employee Assistance Program

September 25, 2020|

Healthy County is pleased to announce the launch of our employee assistance program (EAP) powered by Alliance Work Partners for all fully pooled TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool members and participating ASO members. The EAP will be available to members beginning Oct. 1.

COVID-19 Info and Resources for TAC HEBP Members

September 25, 2020|

TAC Health and Employee Benefits Services staff members are closely monitoring COVID-19 and are working to remain responsive to the needs of TAC Pool members.

Fall into Fitness Begins Sept. 14

September 25, 2020|

Let’s have some fall fitness fun! It’s not too late to participate in Fall Into Fitness! Sync your activity tracker to the Sonic Boom portal to be AUTOMATICALLY registered for the contest.

Healthy County Telehealth Services

September 25, 2020|

Healthy County offers free telehealth services to TAC HEBP members. These services allow members to receive medical advice, resources, care, and treatment plans all from the comfort of their home!

Healthy County Virtual Workshops

September 25, 2020|

Reach out to your wellness consultant or email Healthy County if you would like to schedule a virtual Healthy County workshop!

Need help with your health?

September 25, 2020|

Keep up the momentum to lose weight and tackle obesity-related chronic disease. Omada® is a personalized lifestyle-change program that inspires healthy habits you can live with for the long term.

New Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Program: Livongo

September 25, 2020|

Healthy County is excited to announce a new diabetes and high blood pressure program called Livongo. We’re offering it at no cost to members and their covered family members 13 and older enrolled in our TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool health plan in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Is Your County's Website Election-Ready?

September 16, 2020| TAC CIRA News

Ensure your county's voters have the election information they need to cast their ballots this fall with these recommendations from the League of Women Voters and TAC County Information Resources Agency (TAC CIRA).

Elimination of Straight Party Voting

September 14, 2020| Legislative News

In 2017, the 85th Legislature passed House Bill 25 by Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) eliminating straight party voting, beginning on Sept. 1, 2020.

Legislative Appropriations Request Instructions for the 2022-23 Biennium Released

September 14, 2020| Legislative News

The Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) instructions for the 2022-23 biennial budget are available on the Governor's and Legislative Budget Board’s websites. No additional reductions in funding, beyond the 5% reduction plans required by state leaders in May 2020, are required.

Reminder: UFM Survey Due by Nov. 5

September 14, 2020| Legislative News

The Unfunded Mandates (UFM) Survey is important to all 254 counties. The ability to show legislators the impact that their decisions continue to have on county finances is critical.

Protective Order Registry Now in Pilot Phase

September 14, 2020| Legislative News

Senate Bill 325, passed during the 86th Legislature and sponsored by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) and Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa), launched a state Protective Order Registry.

Texas Indigent Defense Commission Presents Improvement Grants to Five Counties

September 14, 2020| Legislative News

On Aug. 27, the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) awarded more than $5 million in grants for fiscal year 2021 to Kerr, Atascosa, Galveston, McLennan and Nueces counties.

TxDOT County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program Update

September 14, 2020| Legislative News

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently held a webinar to clarify the process for accessing the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund (CTIF) Grant Program funds.

Justice Court Civil Jurisdiction Increases to $20,000

September 14, 2020| Legislative News

Effective September 1, 2020, the civil jurisdiction limit (amount in controversy) for justice courts has increased from $10,000 to $20,000.


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