Retirees

Eligibility

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.

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

6/10/2019
Being engaged and connected to your community benefits everyone, but it can be a challenge for people who might have limited transportation options, are living alone or have a physical disability. 
6/10/2019
By the time many of you read this, voting in the 2019 ERS Board of Trustees election will have closed and, we hope, you will have cast a ballot for your favorite candidate. If you’re reading this before June 14, are eligible to vote and haven’t voted yet, you still have a chance to mail your ballot or vote electronically.
6/10/2019
Visit the Discount Purchase ProgramSM to save on rental cars, performance bycycles, auto loans and more!
6/10/2019
Rules, statutes and other regulations relating to ERS are posted on our Statutes and Rules webpage. Proposed and adopted changes to ERS rules are published throughout the year in the Texas Register.
6/10/2019
Generally, ERS sends direct-deposit annuities on the last business day of the month. And we mail paper checks on the last business day of the month.
More news from ERS for State of Texas retirees