Active Employees

Eligibility

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

4/1/2020
The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) continues to work with its health plan administrators to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19.
 
4/1/2020
If you recently became a “work-from-home” employee, you may be getting less exercise, reaching for unhealthy snacks and feeling a little extra stress. So how can you get used to this new work life and still live a healthy lifestyle?
 
4/1/2020
HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program participants: find out what your medications will cost before reaching for your wallet.
 
4/1/2020
On May 1, it will cost you less–15% less–to save for your future! And, you’ll have one new investment option to consider in the Texa$aver program lineup.
 
4/1/2020
State of Texas Vision participants: you can now order glasses or contacts online and apply your vision insurance in one convenient step.
 

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees