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

On September 1, 2020, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will manage mental health benefits for HealthSelectSM participants, replacing Magellan Healthcare®. More than 91% of current Magellan providers have signed up to participate in the new HealthSelectSM network—and more are expected to join by September 1.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and IRS Notice 2020-29 allow for the following changes to TexFlexSM flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Please note that most changes apply only to FSAs, but one also applies to health savings accounts (HSAs). Learn about the rule changes.
It is never too early or too late to start saving for retirement.  Information Sessions for the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program have the answers you need.
During Summer Enrollment, you may apply for Optional Term and/or Dependent Term Life Insurance by providing evidence of insurability (EOI) to demonstrate your good health. What might surprise you is how easy the process is.
Week after week, counselors in ERS’ Contact Center assist thousands of State of Texas employees and retirees. Read about this important front-line role and learn how to connect with ERS when you need help.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees