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.

Plan Year 2024 Resources

  • Active employees and retirees not enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Tobacco use is a leading killer in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year. If you’re interested in stopping tobacco use, we have resources to help.

  • The Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program is managed by a team whose only goal is to help you with your retirement plans. Here, one of them answers some common questions.

  • Express Scripts® enters the final phase of preparations to be the third-party administrator for the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (DPP) on Jan. 1, 2024. Optum Rx continues administering the plan through Dec. 31, 2023.

  • The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus. Although it usually causes only mild, cold-like symptoms, RSV can be serious. Infants and older adults. Vaccines are now available to protect some infants and young children and adults age 60 years and older, all of whom are more likely to develop severe RSV and need hospitalization. The HealthSelect of TexasSM and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM medical plans cover RSV vaccination for these groups.

  • Maria’s life forever changed with one phone call from her doctor: “You have breast cancer.” Maria’s survival story reminds us that getting regular screenings is the best way to find breast cancer early. Read about the life-changing support she received from her HealthSelectSM medical plan—and from an inspirational group of women who helped her along the way.