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  • The annual benefits enrollment period for participants in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) who are not eligible for Medicare will start soon. Find out when to enroll, premiums and more. 

  • State of Texas VisionSM participants, Plan Year 2022 benefits will expire soon. Discover when your benefits will expire and the benefits available to you.

  • In a few months, ERS will be 75 years old! We are excited to be celebrating this big milestone. A lot has changed. Learn about the ways we’re trying to stay engaged with you and others in our community.

  • On April 26 and 27, ERS held its biennial Staying Connected retiree fairs in Austin. Read more about this event.

  • During May we will be providing opportunities to connect and explore topics related to mental health so we can all help to improve our workplace cultures across the state.

  • ERS benefits after death
    March 7, 2022

    Discussing financial matters with the loved ones you will leave behind when you die is difficult, but necessary. Read this refresher about the State of Texas benefits that may be available to your survivors and the steps they should take upon your death.

  • These days, getting together to learn, celebrate or just visit with one another can be a challenge. ERS encourages retirees to stay connected with us, with their health care providers and with each other, even when it means trying new ways to interact.

  • If you’re staying active and remembering your annual check-up, you hopefully will be rewarded with good health. Why not get a little something extra for your effort? Read about incentive programs that reward you for wellness-related activities.

  • As you age, there may be times when you need specialized care at home after a hospital stay or injury, or maybe just a helping hand with daily tasks. Learn about the home health benefits available through your Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan.
  • Hearing loss is common as you age. Fortunately, your health plan offers benefits for hearing assessments and hearing aids. Learn about your coverage and what to watch out for when evaluating hearing aids.