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

Most medical and prescription drug deductibles in ERS health insurance plans restarted on January 1. Did your deductibles reset? Find out in the deductibles table.
If you had non-Medicare health insurance in 2019 through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP), tax Form 1095-B will be available to you from your health plan provider by the end of March. If you had activity related to a health savings account (HSA) in 2019, HSA tax forms should be available online at the end of January.
Choosing a medical plan is the first step in making sure you have access to the care you need, when you need it. An essential second step is making sure you know what terms like deductible, copay and total network out-of-pocket maximum mean so you can make fully informed decisions about your health care.
On December 10, the ERS Board of Trustees adopted rule amendments with no changes to the proposed text.
Ready to maximize your retirement savings? We have good news: the IRS recently raised annual contribution limits for your Texa$averSM 401(k) or 457 account. If you’re age 50 or older, the special catch-up contribution amounts also increased for 2020. Learn more about the 2020 limits.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees