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

State employees earn a stable retirement income over their careers.  Learn more about your pension benefit and the current financial issues facing the ERS Retirement Trust Fund.
The COVID-19 vaccination is now available in Texas, although only to certain populations.
At the Employees Retirement System (ERS), we know managing diabetes is more important than ever during the ongoing pandemic.
One way to make sure you are represented in benefits discussions is to take part in the upcoming ERS Board of Trustees election—whether by nominating a candidate, running yourself or simply voting.
You probably look for value when shopping for all kinds of items and services. Why not for your health care? The HealthSelectShoppERSSM program can help you save money on high-quality health care and earn incentives for choosing lower-cost options.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees