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STATE OF TEXAS - PROTECTION OF EXISTING PENSION BENEFITS:
  • To safeguard against reduction of existing benefits.
  • Continue working with HPOPS to increase benefits.
  • Work to safeguard HPD Widow's 100% pension benefits.
CITY OF HOUSTON:
  • Monitor health insurance benefits as provided through the City of Houston.
  • Monitor City's obligation to fund HPOPS.
  • Liaison with HPD on matters such as Retired ID Cards, Firearms Qualifications, and any other such issues arising for Retirees.
  • Assure that HPD Retirees are provided affordable and quality heath insurance.
CURRENT LIFE AND HEALTH STATUS OF ALL HPD RETIREES:
  • Family Assistance Committee maintains contact with members who are having health issues.
  • Family Assistance Committee provides and delivers needed medical equipment such as wheel chairs, walkers, hospital beds, etc.
  • Works with family members to provide any assistance that is necessary.
  • Works with HPD Family Assistance Officers when a death occurs to provide funeral advice and support.
  • Provides a Bronze Memorial Plaque to the immediate family member at the memorial service should the family request such.  Plaque reads "Served With Honor and Remembered With Pride".
  • Provides updated health status information by way of the HPROA website.
SOCIAL EVENTS AND GATHERING:
  • Hosts reunions in Houston (Spring) and Fredericksburg (Fall).
  • Encourages and assists in developing camaraderie with old departmental acquaintances.

  • Hosts the Surviving Spouses Luncheon.
  • Hosts a Line Of Duty Memorial Reception for those families during Police Week.
COMMUNICATION:
  • Maintain the HPROA website, which provides around the clock information to retirees.
  • Provides THE RETIRED BADGE, a bimonthly publication.
  • Both of these communication methods provide valuable information such as health issues and timely death notifications as well as periodic E-Blasts for special notices.
  • These media outlets also provide an outlet for member comments.
  • Publish a membership directory for members to communicate with each other.
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE:
  • Executive Director attends Legislative sessions in Austin to monitor all proposed legislation which might in any manner affect HPD Retirees.
  • Executive Director attends political functions throughout the year.
  • PAC oversees contributions to the PAC Fund.
  • Interviews political candidates who seek HPROA's endorsement and/or PAC funds.
  • Provides financial assistance to those candidates who endorse political and law enforcement goals of the HPROA.
OPTIONAL LEGAL SERVICE:
  • Makes available "Right to Carry" legal defense insurance through TMPA.