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.

Upcoming Webinars

Learn how Medicare works with your state health benefits or explore wellness topics.

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

  • The annual benefits enrollment period for retirees not enrolled in Medicare is around the corner. See important dates and what’s new for Plan Year 2022.
  • Because only one prospective candidate qualified to participate in the planned election for a new ERS trustee, the Board approved a rule that will allow ERS to move forward without an election and certify the eligible candidate. See who will fill the open Board seat.
     
  • It's been an unusual year, but an active one. Learn about some of the activities that have proceeded despite the pandemic. Meanwhile, stay tuned for developments about new legislation impacting the ERS Retirement Trust Fund.
  • With Scott and White Care Plans (SWCP) and Community First Health Plans (CFHP) no longer be a part of the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP)  starting September 1,  plan participants will want to take note of what happens next.
  • If you’re enrolled in State of Texas Vision, the clock is ticking for you to use your Plan Year 2021 benefits. Don’t let your benefits pass you by!