Choosing Health Benefits for Active Employees
Eligible employees and dependents can enroll in a Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan. Their options depend on where they live. See below for more information about each plan.
The GBP plans are available to:
Health Plan Premiums
The State of Texas currently contributes to a state employee’s health care rate, or premium. The contribution rate is based on available funding provided by the Texas Legislature. Currently, eligible full-time employees receive 100% of their health plan premium and 50% of their dependent’s premium paid for by the state. Eligible part-time employees receive a 50% state contribution for themselves and 25% for their dependents. Employees pay the remainder of the premium. These premiums are deducted from the employee’s paycheck prior to taxes being withheld.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT INSURANCE: Health and other insurance benefits for employees and retirees are subject to change based on available state funding. The Texas Legislature determines the level of funding for such benefits and has no continuing obligation to provide those benefits beyond each fiscal year.
Comparison of Coverage for Different Health Care Plans
Health Coverage for Active Employee