Active Employees


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

Employee News

The ERS Retirement Trust Fund is facing serious long-term financial issues. As ERS works with the Texas Legislature to get the Fund back on the path to fiscal health, let’s correct some common misconceptions about our retirement funding and benefits. 
Now that anyone age 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas, it is especially important to help the most vulnerable get vaccinated. Learn about the state health department's new Vaccine Scheduler resource.
Scott and White Care Plans (SWCP) and Community First Health Plans (CFHP) will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting September 1.
Changes are happening with the Texa$averSM 401(k) / 457 Program. Starting May 1, the program’s administrative fee structure will change to a flat fee for all participants. ERS is also adding a new investment option to the program’s core lineup. 
Nominations are in for the 2021 Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees election. ERS will certify the nominated candidates on Thursday, April 8.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees