What's new?

  • Medical rates are increasing in the Cigna Open Access Plan and Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
  • Out-of-pocket maximums are increasing in all plans
  • Pharmacy benefits are being expanded to include a network of 30- and 90-day retail pharmacies



How to enroll


Enroll online through Employee Self Service at portal.houstontx.gov.


If you wish to enroll or make changes, request a form from the benefits division.

You will need to have SSNs, birth dates and zip codes for you and your dependents. If you add any new dependents, you need to provide necessary documentation within 30 days.

Free medications

Get your generic cholesterol and diabetic medications for free

Use Cigna Home Delivery to get your generic cholesterol medications or diabetic medications and generic supplies for no cost to you.

Urgent vs. Emergency

If you need medical attention, your first thought may be to go to the emergency room. But if your condition isn't serious or life threatening, you have a less expensive choice. An urgent care center provides quality care like an ER, but can save you hundreds of dollars. And, you can avoid spending hours in the waiting room. Visit an urgent care center for things like minor cuts, burns and sprains, fever and flu symptoms, joint or lower back pain and urinary tract infections.

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