Active Employees


Who is eligible for GBP insurance benefits?

Choosing benefits for Active Employees

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

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Health Benefits

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

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Retirement Contributions
and Planning

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

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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


The amount of money you can contribute each year to employer-sponsored retirement plans, such as the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program, has increased.


Have dental insurance, but are too afraid to get your covered routine cleanings and exams? Learn how to overcome your dental phobia so you can use your benefits you paid for—and to get the care you need!


James Kee, Ph.D., was appointed to the ERS Board of Trustees in December 2018 . . .  and we are gearing up for the 2019 Board of Trustees election.


Don’t forget that some of your out-of-pocket costs for health insurance started over on January 1.


Learn what precautions apply if you take prescription-only pain medications.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees