Active Employees

Eligibility

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.

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

8/5/2020
Recent Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) member surveys show the overwhelming majority of state employees and retirees view their ERS-administered benefits as a valuable part of their compensation package.
8/5/2020
Mental and physical health go hand-in-hand. In fact, taking care of your mental health can sometimes improve your ability to take care of your physical health.
8/5/2020
Did you know that prices for medical services such as MRIs, CT scans and lab tests can differ greatly depending on where you go?  You probably look for value when shopping for all kinds of items and services. Why not for medical services?
8/5/2020
It’s almost the start of a new plan year. If you contributed to a TexFlex℠ flexible spending account (FSA) in Plan Year 2020 and did not use all of your funds, you still have time. Learn more, so you won’t have to forfeit any funds.
8/5/2020
It’s August, but you still have time to use any remaining Plan Year 2020 State of Texas Vision benefits.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees