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.

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 COVID-19 vaccination is now available in Texas, although when and where you can get it varies throughout the state.
Welcome to the new year! Remember, it’s not just your calendar that started over—many medical and prescription drug deductibles in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans restarted on January 1. Did your deductible reset?
If you had non-Medicare health insurance in 2020 through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), tax Form 1095-B will be available to you from your health plan provider by the end of March. If you had activity related to a health savings account (HSA) in 2020, HSA tax forms should be available online by early February.
Want to learn how to make your money make money? Ask an advisor with the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program. On January 21, tune in to ERS’ webinar led by a Texa$aver Retirement Plan Advisor and get answers to your money questions.
It’s easy to skimp on doctor’s appointments and check-ups when our health seems to be fine, but preventive health care helps us stay healthy for the long term.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees