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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.

Health Benefits

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.

My ERS Retirement

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.

Optional Add-on Benefits

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.

Summer Enrollment

For retirees and survivors not enrolled in Medicare, and their eligible family members.

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

6/5/2018

Grandchildren are special, a living testament to their grandparents. And what better way to enhance that legacy than to help send them to college.
6/5/2018

Generally, direct-deposit annuities are sent on the last business day of the month and paper checks are mailed on the second-to-last business day of the month.
6/5/2018

New Group Benefits Advisory Committee has been selected to advise ERS Board of Trustees.
6/5/2018

The ERS Board of Trustees chose Committee members based on their connections to the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) and/or their experience with health insurance and related benefits.
6/5/2018

If you are not enrolled in Medicare, your Summer Enrollment phase will be between Monday, July 16 and Friday, July 27. You will have the opportunity to make benefit changes for yourself and/or your dependents.
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