Group Benefits Programs

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The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) is the administrator for the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP). The GBP provides health and welfare benefits to employees and retirees of state agencies and certain higher education entities, and their covered family members. There are more than half a million participants in the GBP.

See the latest ERS at a Glance report for more on GBP participants and programs.

Overview of the Group Benefits Program

ERS contracts with insurers and administrators of insurance and related programs to provide valuable coverage and services for GBP participants throughout the state of Texas.

Our current programs include:

  • Health insurance 
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Health savings accounts (HSAs)

More about health and welfare programs.