Retirees

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.

2020 Retiree Events

Medicare Preparation and Wellness webinars

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

Retiree News

9/8/2020
November is National Diabetes Month. Even if you don’t live with the disease, it’s important to understand the steps you can take to lower your risk.
 
9/8/2020
Don't let concerns about the coronavirus take your focus away from the other potentially dangerous respiratory virus: influenza. It's time for your annual flu shot.
 
9/8/2020
You know not to give personal or financial information to an unknown phone caller, but what if the call appears to be from ERS? Learn how to spot a real call from a fake one.
 
9/8/2020
Doing more online shopping lately? Don't forget to take advantage of the savings available through the Discount Purchase Program.
 
9/8/2020
KelseyCare Advantage Medicare HMO will no longer be offered in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) starting January 1, 2021. If you're a Houston-area retiree enrolled in this plan, read what you need to know about your transition to a new plan.
 
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