Active Employees


Who is eligible for GBP insurance benefits?

Choosing benefits for Active Employees

As a State of Texas employee, you earn valuable benefits.

ERS’ health plans can help you and your family live a more healthy and financially secure life.

Link to Active Employees' Retirement Contributions and Planning page

Retirement Contributions
and Planning

You and the state invest throughout your career for a stable lifetime benefit when you retire.

Link to Active Employees' Optional Add-on Benefits page

Optional Add-on Benefits

Optional benefits provide additional security and savings.

Life Changes

You can change many of your benefits as your life changes. Learn more about updating your coverage options after marriage, a new child and other life events.

Rates and Forms

Employee News

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) thanks you for tuning in to the TexFlexSM flexible spending account program webinars we conducted this year.
Preventive checkups and screenings are important for maintaining wellness and long-term health, even during a pandemic.
Does your medication need a prior authorization (PA)? The PA review process helps determine if the HealthSelectSM  Prescription Drug Program covers the medication.
The ERS Board of Trustees will consider proposed amendments at their December meeting.
Planning for retirement can be pretty complicated. Tune in to one of our November webinars about the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program and hear a Texa$aver Retirement Plan Advisor’s outlook on how to reach your financial goals. 

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees