Who is eligible for GBP insurance benefits?

Retiree Benefits

As an eligible State of Texas retiree, you have access to valuable benefits you earned through years of service to the state.

Link to the retirees' Health Benefits page

Health Benefits

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

Are you eligible for Medicare, or becoming eligible soon? Learn how your state health benefits work with Medicare.

Link to retirees' My ERS Retirement page

My ERS Retirement

Your stable lifetime annuity payments are the result of your and the state’s contributions throughout your career, and ERS’ sound investment of those contributions.

Link to retirees' Optional Add-on Benefits page

Optional Add-on Benefits

As a retiree, you still have access to optional benefits that provide additional security and savings. But your options are different from when you were an active employee.

2019 Retiree Events

Life Changes

Notify ERS as soon as possible when you experience life changes such as marriage, divorce, death, Medicare eligibility or children getting their own coverage. There are possible benefits and coverage options available to you as a result of these types of life changes.

Rates and Forms

Retiree News

Spring has sprung! Take advantage of the  great deals available through the Discount Purchase Program. 
Generally, direct-deposit annuities are sent on the last business day of the month. Paper checks are mailed on the last business day of the month.
In December 2018, Jeanie Wyatt resigned from the ERS Board of Trustees. Speaker Straus named James Kee, Ph.D., to serve the remainder of Ms. Wyatt’s term, which expires August 31, 2020.
Last year, ERS distributed more than $2.3 billion in annuity payments to nearly 110,000 retirees and their beneficiaries.
 You should have gotten your Form 1099-R in the mail if you got a payment from ERS in 2018.
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