TRS Seeks TPA Services

A quick read of the minimum requirements knocks out all TPA’s except the BUCAs. This will be a bidding war between Aetna (incumbent), Blue Cross and United HealthCare. Smart money is on Blue Cross. Sadly though, changing the logo on the I.D. card won’t solve the problem of runaway health care costs………….

TRS-ActiveCare & TRS-Care Medical Plans for Teacher Retirement System of Texas


Status: Addendum Posted Solicitation ID:   19-0000184

Response Due Date: 9/30/2019

Response Due Time: 3:00 PM

Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number: 323

Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice

Solicitation Posting Date: 7/12/2019

Last Modified: 7/18/2019 1:38 pm

Solicitation Description: Medical Care Administrative Services: TRS issues this RFP to solicit proposals from qualified vendors to provide health plan administration (HPA) services for the self-funded health plans of the Texas School Employees Uniform Group Health Coverage Program (TRS-ActiveCare) and the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Program (TRS-Care) and to procure one or more fully-insured Medicare Advantage (MA) plans for Medicare-eligible participants under TRS-Care. TRS’ objective is to obtain HPA and MA services that represent the best value for the TRS-Care and TRS-ActiveCare programs, respectively, and the State of Texas, according to the terms and conditions of this RFP. – Please note that a Pre-proposal conference will be held at 1:00 p.m. on 7/24/2019, at TRS. Please see the RFP for details. **The deadline for submission of vendor written questions in connection with this RFP is 3:00 p.m. on 7/30/2019. ***Please note that ALL Respondents must submit a HSP with their Proposal.***

Addendum: Addendum 1 has been posted to this RFP. See ESBD Record Attachment # 6. 7/18/2019

Class/Item Code: 94807-Administration Services, Health
94848-Health Care Services (Not Otherwise Classified)


# Name Description
1 ESBD_File_167144_TRS RFP 19-0000184.pdf TRS RFP 19-0000184
2 ESBD_File_167144_Attachment A – Respondent Questionnaire_FINAL Password Protected.xlsx Attachment A – Respondent Questionnaire_Excel file
3 ESBD_File_167144_Attachment B – Confidentiality Agreement.pdf Attachment B – Confidentiality Agreement
4 ESBD_File_167144_Attachment C – Information Security Risk Assessment.pdf Attachment C – Information Security Risk Assessment HIPAA Compliance – Supplemental Assessment
5 ESBD_File_167144_Attachment E – General Terms and Conditions.pdf Attachment E – General Terms and Conditions
6 ESBD_File_167144_TRS RFP 19-0000184_Addendum 1.docx Addendum 1_TRS RFP 19-0000184