Eligibility

Who is eligible for GBP insurance benefits?

Choosing benefits for Active Employees

As a State of Texas employee, you earn valuable benefits.

ERS’ health plans can help you and your family live a more healthy and financially secure life.

Link to Active Employees' Retirement Contributions and Planning page

Retirement Contributions
and Planning

You and the state invest throughout your career for a stable lifetime benefit when you retire.

Link to Active Employees' Optional Add-on Benefits page

Optional Add-on Benefits

Optional benefits provide additional security and savings.

Life Changes

You can change many of your benefits as your life changes. Learn more about updating your coverage options after marriage, a new child and other life events.

Rates and Forms

  • Health maintenance organization (HMO) plans will no longer be offered through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) effective September 1, 2021. We know current HMO participants may have questions as they make the move to a HealthSelectSM plan.
  • As an incoming member of ERS’ Board of Trustees, longtime state employee Neika Clark wants to help ensure her fellow state employees take full advantage of their retirement and insurance benefits. Learn what inspired Neika Clark to be an ERS Board of Trustees member.
  • Executive Director Porter Wilson announced that David T. Veal has been selected to serve as the next chief investment officer of the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). Veal will step into the role currently held by Tom Tull, who late last year announced his plans to retire this summer after 12 years of dedicated service as an ERS employee.
  • It is never too early or too late to start building your personal savings toward a comfortable retirement. Tune in to ERS’ Texa$aver Thursday webinar on August 19 to get guidance on how the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program can help you build wealth and work with your pension to get you retirement ready.
  • Whether you’re at home or on the go, the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (administered by OptumRx) website and the OptumRx Medical app have the tools you need to make the most of your pharmacy benefit.