Eligibility

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 more healthy 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.

Plan Year 2022 Resources

PY22 starts September 1 for active employees and retirees not 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

  • There are no major changes in the plans offered to Medicare-enrolled participants in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program. If you’re a Medicare-eligible retiree, it’s still a good idea to take note of Fall Enrollment dates and review your options.
  • The 87th Texas Legislature took significant steps to shore up the ERS Retirement Trust Fund. See how this will impact current and future retirees.
  • COVID-19 made this year’s legislative session like no other, but it didn’t keep lawmakers from acting in support of ERS retirement and insurance programs.
  • David Veal named CIO
    September 13, 2021
    ERS’ new chief investment officer David Veal brings a wealth of private and public sector experience to his role and a commitment to solid, disciplined investment strategies.
  • Walk your way to better health
    September 13, 2021
    You likely know about the benefits of walking. Now you can take a health expert or inspirational guest along with you through the ERS Walk and Talk podcast.