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.

Upcoming Webinars

Learn how Medicare works with your state health benefits or explore wellness topics.

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

  • ERS annuity basics
    March 08, 2021
    Whether it’s been a few months or several years since you retired, you may have some questions about this important benefit. See a few reminders.
     
  • Scott and White Care Plans (SWCP) and Community First Health Plans (CFHP) will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting September 1. Learn why this change is happening.
     
  • Stabilizing the ERS Trust Fund continues to be a top priority, and ERS will continue to keep lawmakers, employees and retirees informed about the importance of making the Fund healthy again.
     
  • ERS encourages retirees to get a COVID-19 vaccine when they can. It’s fully covered by your health plan—you’ll pay nothing out of pocket. View information and resources to learn about the vaccine and its availability. 
     
  • The ERS Board of Trustees provides important oversight to state employee benefit programs. You can help decide who fills this important role.