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

Certain diabetic supplies are now covered at no cost to participants in the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (PDP) when you use an in-network pharmacy and present your prescription drug ID card.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter—so the CDC recommends you get your flu shot in September or October.
If you are a HealthSelect of Texas®, HealthSelectSM Out-of-State or Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM participant, you can now take part in HealthSelectShoppERSSM.
University of North Texas lecturer Rossana Boyd feared astronomical medical bills after a nine-day hospital stay in Chicago. Instead, she learned her Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plan protects her from massive health bills.
Despite the many challenges in our current environment, there are things within your control that can help you create balance between work and life.

More news from ERS for State of Texas employees