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

  • During May we will be providing opportunities to connect and explore topics related to mental health so we can all help to improve our workplace cultures across the state.

  • ERS benefits after death
    March 07, 2022

    Discussing financial matters with the loved ones you will leave behind when you die is difficult, but necessary. Read this refresher about the State of Texas benefits that may be available to your survivors and the steps they should take upon your death.

  • These days, getting together to learn, celebrate or just visit with one another can be a challenge. ERS encourages retirees to stay connected with us, with their health care providers and with each other, even when it means trying new ways to interact.

  • If you’re staying active and remembering your annual check-up, you hopefully will be rewarded with good health. Why not get a little something extra for your effort? Read about incentive programs that reward you for wellness-related activities.

  • As you age, there may be times when you need specialized care at home after a hospital stay or injury, or maybe just a helping hand with daily tasks. Learn about the home health benefits available through your Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan.