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.

Health Benefits for retirees

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.

My ERS Retirement

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.

Optional Add-on Benefits

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.

2018 Fall Enrollment

For Medicare retirees and families

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

12/7/2018

As a state agency or higher education retiree with a pension, you may get a lot of marketing material from financial advisors and investment professionals. If you decide to seek investment or financial advice, you should do your research, especially if you are contacted directly by an advisor.
12/7/2018

Rules, statutes and other regulations relating to ERS are posted on our Statutes and Rules webpage. Proposed and adopted changes to ERS rules are published throughout the year in the Texas Register. 
12/7/2018

Generally, direct-deposit annuities are sent on the last business day of the month. Paper checks are mailed on the second-to-last business day of the month.
12/7/2018

Every two years, ERS submits its Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) to ask for state funding for retirement and health insurance. ERS will provide information to legislators about the importance of retirement and health insurance benefits to state retirees and active employees.  
12/7/2018

Think of the things that you are most grateful for. List the top three with as much detail as possible. By doing this simple exercise, you can improve your health.
More news from ERS for State of Texas retirees