Retirees

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 more healthy 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Learn how Medicare works with your state health benefits or explore wellness topics.

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

Retiree News

1/22/2021
ERS continues to work diligently to address members' needs during the ongoing pandemic. Read updates about building operations, your benefits and COVID-19 vaccination. 
 
12/7/2020
Certain changes in tax withholding and premium payments can  cause your monthly annuity payment to increase or decrease after the beginning of the year. Read this reminder and see annuity payment dates for the first quarter of 2021. 
 
12/7/2020
Mental and physical health go hand in hand. The Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council's redesigned Mental Health Texas website serves as a one-stop resource for services available to Texans.
 
12/7/2020

A new year and fresh start sound pretty good. Remember, it’s not just your calendar that starts over—many health insurance deductibles, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximums reset on January 1.
 

12/7/2020
ERS Chief Investment Officer Tom Tull has played an important role in helping the agency develop a balanced, prudent investment program focused on the long term. Read about some of his achievements.
 
More news from ERS for State of Texas retirees