State Employees Account for Retirees

Regular State Employee hired before September 1, 2009

This retirement information is based on current ERS laws and rules. If you have taken a withdrawal of your retirement account balance, you no longer have those years of service credit in your account. They will not count towards your years of service credit at retirement.

Service Credit

5 years

Minimum 10 years

Rule of 80

Age

60 or above

60 or above

Service Credit + Age =
80 or above
Minimum of 5 years of service credit

Lifetime Payment

Yes

Yes

Yes 

Health Insurance*

No

Yes**

Yes
Minimum of 10 years of service credit

*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.

**Optional benefits available at retirement and health insurance available at age 65

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Regular State Employee hired between September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2013

This retirement information is based on current ERS laws and rules. If you have taken a withdrawal of your retirement account balance, you no longer have those years of service credit in your account.  They will not count towards your years of service credit at retirement.

Service Credit

Minimum 10 years

Rule of 80

Age

65 or above 

Service Credit + Age = 80 or above 
Minimum of 10 years of service credit

Lifetime Payment

Yes

Yes
Payment will be reduced 5% for each year
you retire before age 60 (25% maximum) 

Health Insurance*

Yes

Yes
Minimum of 10 years of service credit 

*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. 

Regular State Employee hired September 1, 2013 to present

This retirement information is based on current ERS laws and rules. If you have taken a withdrawal of your retirement account balance, you no longer have those years of service credit in your account.  They will not count towards your years of service credit at retirement. 

Service Credit

Minimum 10 years

Rule of 80

Age

65 or above

Service Credit + Age = 80 or above
Minimum of 10 years of service credit

Lifetime Payment

Yes

Yes
Payment will be reduced 5% for each year
you retire before age 62

Health Insurance*

Yes

Yes
Minimum of 10 years of service credit

*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.