Retiree Benefits

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Waived Benefits

If you waived City of Houston medical, dental, or vision coverage before you retired, you and your dependents are not eligible to elect benefits .

Opted out of Benefits

If you opted out of your medical, dental, or vision coverage, you and your dependents are eligible to elect benefits in Open Enrollment.

Retiree Benefit Rates

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Deferred Retirement

Deferred retirees are those employees who are vested in their retirement plan (HMEPS) and terminate within five years of pension eligibility. During deferred retiree status, you may pay the retiree premium contribution rate to retain coverage for the benefit plans in which you are enrolled (i.e., medical, dental, vision and life insurance). Deferred retirees must keep their coverage for the duration of their deferred status as any break in coverage will result in loss of that particular coverage. Deferred retirees must pay premiums via the benefits payment online portal.

Deferred retired employees are not eligible to participate in the Opt-Out – Opt-In feature of the medical, dental and vision plans until they meet the requirements to receive a pension. After the deferred period, they will then be considered service retirees and will qualify to opt-out.

Pension Offices

Retirees Under 65 Documents

Medicare Advantage Documents

Department/Retiree Cluster Benefit Administrator Assigned
Retirees A - F KaRhonda Lacy
Retirees G - M Lisa Ingram
Retirees N - Z Kemp Lenued
City Controller (CTR), City Council (CNL), City Secretary (CSC), Legal (LGL), & Mayor's Office - Administration (MYR) Yvonne Norwood
Houston Airport System (HAS) Yvonne Norwood
Police (HPD) Elizabeth Rodriguez
Fire (HFD) & Mayor's Office - Houston Emergency Center (HEC) Sayyed Hagihasani
Neighborhoods (DON), Housing and Community Development (HCD), Planning and Development (PLD), Solid Waste Management (SWM), Houston Public Library System (HPL), & Parks and Recreation (PRD) Brittany Whittington
Administration and Regulatory Affairs (ARA), Finance (FIN), Fleet Management (FMD), General Services (GSD), Houston Information Technology Services (HITS), Human Resources (HRD), & Houston Health Department (HHD) Elizabeth Martinez
Municipal Courts (MCD) & Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) Glenda Guillory
Houston Public Works (HPW) Ana Karen Martinez

Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Benefits: 832-393-6000
Main: 832-393-6100
Safety Hotline: 832-393-7233