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

Notice coworkers sniffling and sneezing? Complaining of body aches and coughing nonstop? Look out! It’s flu season! And it's not too late to get a flu shot at no charge to you.
It’s the 44th year of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout campaign, which encourages smokers to kick the habit. If you or a loved one is ready to take that step, ERS has the resources to help. See tips to begin a tobacco-free life.
Do you know your health risks? A health risk assessment (HRA) can quickly show if you are at risk for things like heart attack, diabetes and stroke. Complete an online HRA offered by your state health plan today and get on a path to a stronger, healthier you!
If you live with diabetes, you know that staying healthy means managing the condition every day. Having a strong health care team can help you–and you are the most important member of that team. Learn what you can do to protect your body from the damaging effects of diabetes.
‘Tis the season to be getting a joyful holiday card in the mail–not an unexpected medical bill. Fortunately, with a little planning ahead, you can protect yourself—and your wallet—from the surprise medical bill Grinch. Help yourself avoid surprise health care bills with these steps.

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