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 healthier 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

  • It’s a tradition at ERS to take time in the first quarter of each fiscal year to celebrate our achievements of the past year and discuss activities in the current year. Fiscal Year 2022, which ended on August 31, was especially challenging in many ways, but also a year of important advancements.

  • Would you like to help make key decisions about the valuable benefits ERS provides? Consider joining the ERS Board of Trustees! Most state agency retirees are now eligible to apply. Nominations open March 1.

  • If you or a loved one has feelings of anxiety, stress, isolation or depression, you’re not alone. Many Americans report the pandemic has had a big impact on their health. Here are some resources that may help. 

  • January 1 marks a new year and fresh start. The same is true for your health insurance deductibles and coinsurance. Take note so you won’t be surprised when you check out at your health care provider or pharmacy.

  • Tax season is around the corner. Here is a refresher about tax-time forms related to your retirement and health care benefits.