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

11/8/2020
See details about a January 15, 2020 Medicare Preparation seminar in Corpus Christi. 
10/4/2019
Hundreds of retirees across the state joined ERS at the 2019 Staying Connected retiree fairs. If you were unable to attend, you can view the presentations given by ERS Executive Director Porter Wilson and benefit plan representatives.
9/9/2019
See annuity payment dates for the remainder of 2019.
 
9/9/2019
ERS members elected Brian Barth to the ERS Board of Trustees. Read about his priorities for his six-year term.
 
9/9/2019

The State of Texas Dental Discount Plan is no longer offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), but other options for discounted dental services are available.
 

More news from ERS for State of Texas retirees