Eligibility

Who is eligible for GBP insurance benefits?

Retiree Benefits

As an eligible State of Texas retiree, you have access to valuable benefits you earned through years of service to the state.


Link to the retirees' Health Benefits page

Health Benefits

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

Are you eligible for Medicare, or becoming eligible soon? Learn how your state health benefits work with Medicare.

Link to retirees' My ERS Retirement page

My ERS Retirement

Your stable lifetime annuity payments are the result of your and the state’s contributions throughout your career, and ERS’ sound investment of those contributions.

Link to retirees' Optional Add-on Benefits page

Optional Add-on Benefits

As a retiree, you still have access to optional benefits that provide additional security and savings. But your options are different from when you were an active employee.

Life Changes

Notify ERS as soon as possible when you experience life changes such as marriage, divorce, death, Medicare eligibility or children getting their own coverage. There are possible benefits and coverage options available to you as a result of these types of life changes.

Rates and Forms

  • It’s always good to be prepared. Read this brief reminder about tax-time forms related to your retirement and health care benefits.

  • January 1 marks a new year and fresh start. The same is true for your health insurance deductibles and coinsurance. Take note so you won’t be surprised when you check out at your health care provider or pharmacy.

  • It’s been 18 months since COVID impacted our lives and routines. Since then, ERS has provided uninterrupted service to state employees and retirees. One area of our member service continues to be stretched, namely, our response time when members try to reach us by phone and email. Learn how you may be able to avoid long waits on the phone.

  • Good health means caring for your mind and spirit, as well as your body. If behavioral health issues are keeping you from living your healthiest life, your health plan is ready to help.

  • Think physician house calls have gone the way of the soda fountain and double-features at the drive-in? Think again! Participants in the HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan can have a yearly visit from a medical professional in the privacy of their home. Read how to take advantage of this benefit.