Active Employees


Who is eligible for GBP insurance benefits?

Choosing benefits for Active Employees

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

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

Link to Active Employees' Retirement Contributions and Planning page

Retirement Contributions
and Planning

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

Link to Active Employees' Optional Add-on Benefits page

Optional Add-on Benefits

Optional benefits provide additional security and savings.

Summer Enrollment 2019

Take time to review your benefits, learn your phase and find the fair closest to you.

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

It’s not just some new-age fad—many people are finding that practicing mindfulness makes them feel better.  Simple mindfulness exercises can be practiced anywhere. It includes reducing workplace stress by being mindful about things under our control, like breathing. 
Any changes you made to your benefits during Summer Enrollment became effective on September 1. You won’t see how the changes affect your paycheck until October, however.
The third-party administrator for dental insurance in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) has changed.
If you contributed to a TexFlexâ„  flexible spending account last plan year and did not use all of your funds, all is not lost! Health care FSA and limited FSA participants can carry over $25 to $500 of unused funds from one plan year to the next.
It’s the start of a new plan year and a great time to make sure you get all the preventive care screenings, check-ups and vaccinations that are available to you through your health insurance.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees