Annual Enrollment for active employees ended on August 9, 2013. Selections you made during Annual Enrollment went into effect on September 1, 2013.
If you are a retired state employee or survivor, please visit the retiree Annual Enrollment page.
Everyone enrolled in Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health insurance plans must certify their status as tobacco users or non-users. Beginning September 1, 2013, GBP members who do not certify their tobacco-use status will be charged a monthly tobacco user premium—even if they don’t use tobacco.
The following chart provides an overview of who will pay an additional $30 premium each month (up to $90 per household). Please note that only adults who fail to certify will be charged the additional premium; those under 18 who are not certified will not be charged. Certified tobacco users of any age—adults and minors—will be charged.
Certified Tobacco User
Failed to Certify
Covered adult dependent (18 years and older)
Covered child dependent (younger than 18 years)
For more information, see the tobacco policies webpage.