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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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Enrollment

For retirees and survivors not enrolled in Medicare, and their eligible family members.

Life Changes

You can change some of your benefits as your life changes. Learn more about updating your coverage options after a new marriage, divorce, children getting their own coverage and other life events.

Rates and Forms

Retiree News


The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has more forgotten and abandoned property than ever before. Check their new website for your unclaimed money. 


At its December 2017 meeting, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted an amendment to administrative rule 63.17. This amendment supports the Group Benefits Advisory Committee (GBAC). 


Are you taking full advantage of your Discount Purchase ProgramSM?


Generally, direct-deposit annuities are sent on the last business day of the month and paper checks are mailed on the second-to-last business day of the month.


One of the most important things we do here at ERS is making monthly annuity payments to retirees like you. In fact, we think about it as job one!

More news from ERS for State of Texas retirees