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.

Fall Enrollment 2023

  • Retirees eligible for Medicare

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

  • Fall Enrollment begins Oct. 30
    September 12, 2023

    The Fall Enrollment period for Medicare-eligible retirees in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) is Oct. 30 through Nov. 17.

  • This time of year, at the start of a new fiscal year and between Summer and Fall Enrollment, I often think about ERS’ relationships with its members and retirees, and the many ways we foster those relationships.

  • On Jan. 1, 2024, Express Scripts and Express Scripts Medicare (PDP) will become the new administrators for the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (PDP) and HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx, respectively.

  • EyeMed Vision Care, LLC became the new State of Texas VisionSM plan administrator on Sept. 1.

  • Retirees not eligible for Medicare will see a change in their annuity checks if they made new benefit elections during Summer Enrollment.