Welcome to the Benefits section of the HMEPS website. Here you will find links to HMEPS benefit options, benefit provisions and the benefit calculator. If you are trying to learn more about your HMEPS benefits you may be interested in the HMEPS Educational Outreach Program.
The HMEPS Educational Outreach Program uses a team approach to provide participants with the information they need today to make decisions about their HMEPS benefits and other financial issues as well. The educational services are outlined below, but you can always call the office at 713-595-0100 and a HMEPS representative will get you headed in the right direction.
1. Meet with an HMEPS Benefits Counselor
You may call and schedule a one-on-one meeting with your HMEPS benefits counselor at the HMEPS office. During the meeting, the counselor will explain your pension benefits and answer questions you may have. You may make an appointment to meet with a counselor Monday-Friday during regular office hours.
2. Meet with the HMEPS Financial Counselor
You may call and schedule a one-on-one meeting with the HMEPS Financial Counselor, Steve Waas, at the HMEPS office. During the meeting, Steve will assist you with questions you may have about financial matters and retirement. For more information, visit the Financial Counseling section of the website.
3. Attend a Field Meeting
HMEPS benefits counselor(s) will visit your specific City location and give a 1 to 2-hour presentation and answer questions. Field meetings are typically reserved for 5 or more employees. If you would like to attend a meeting at your location, please have your supervisor call Terri Murray at the HMEPS office at 713-595-0134 to schedule a meeting.
4. Attend the next Financial Retirement Employees Educational
(F.R.E.E.) Summit -
Currently scheduled for the last quarter 2013.
The 2013 F.R.E.E. Summit will be held in conjunction with National Save for Retirement Week, October 2013. Exact times and locations of the Summit will be announced on this website and in the
edition of the Pension Press newsletter.
5. Continue to Visit the HMEPS Website
We thank you for taking the time to visit our website and want to remind you to came back on a regular basis.