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 healthier 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.

Plan Year 2025 Resources

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

  • Retirees not eligible for Medicare: Choose your benefits, your way July 8–19.

  • Part of our mission at ERS is to enhance the lives of our members. Whether that means a rewarding career or a fulfilling retirement, we like to think we’re helping you live the life you want.

  • You now have the option to enroll in two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security method that requires you to provide additional verification to gain access to your ERS OnLine account.

  • Summer can bring its own stresses. Record-breaking heat, travel costs and adjusting to longer days may cause irritability, anxiety and even a case of the blues, according to Psychology Today.

  • Despite our best intentions, we sometimes forget to take a medication dose—especially if it’s a new medication or a medication we are supposed to take multiple times a day, or if we have to take more than one daily medication.