Who is eligible for GBP insurance benefits?

Choosing benefits for Active Employees

As a State of Texas Employee, you earn valuable benefits.

Health Benefits

Health Benefits

ERS’ health plans can help you and your family live a more healthy and financially secure life.

Retirement Contributions and Planning

Retirement Contributions
and Planning

You and the state invest throughout your career for a stable lifetime benefit when you retire.

Optional Add-on Benefits

Optional Add-on Benefits

Optional benefits provide additional security and savings.

New Employee

Need to enroll in a new benefit program or change coverage? Don’t miss Summer Enrollment.

Life Changes

You can change many of your benefits as your life changes. Learn more about updating your coverage options after marriage, a new child and other life events..

Rates and Forms

Employee News


Effective May 1, 2018, Texans with disabilities have a new option to save and plan for their financial futures.  It’s called the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (Texas ABLE®) Program.


Your Summer Enrollment phase is the time to apply for the Texas Income Protection Plan (TIPP). TIPP offers short-term and long-term disability coverage that protects your income by paying a percentage of your paycheck if you become disabled and can’t work because you are ill, injured, or pregnant.


If you plan to enroll your spouse and/or children in health insurance offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), you will need to verify their eligibility.


It's summer time. Ready for a vacation? As you plan your travel adventures, don’t forget that your medications also have to come along on the trip. Plan for that, too.


Take steps to protect yourself and family members from mosquito bites. Even better: prevent mosquitos from breeding altogether!

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