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.

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

3/13/2020
See annuity payment dates for 2020.
 
3/9/2020
ERS' Board of Trustees has adopted an amendment allowing designated beneficiaries of ERS members and retirees to assign certain death benefits to licensed funeral directors or funeral establishments.
 
3/9/2020
ERS’ Group Benefits Advisory Committee provides valuable input about your benefits. See the names of its newest members. 
 
3/9/2020
Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by choosing a Mediterranean diet. Travel to Greece is not required—just healthy food choices.
 
3/9/2020
If you haven’t connected with ERS on Facebook, we invite you to join our online community. Just remember to follow these guidelines when participating in a public forum.
 
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