OREGON HBPA BENEFITS PROGRAMS

DISCLAIMER
The Oregon Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association is a non-profit benevolent organization that receives no government funding or public tax revenue. It is not an insurance company and does not assume responsibility for any incurred charges nor does it guarantee approval for any request for assistance. The guidelines are changed at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors and may be modified, extended, altered and revised from time to time without prior notice. Therefore, any information supplied in any form must not be construed or regarded as creating any express or implied right to the services, coverage, or benefits the Organization may offer.

The Oregon HBPA Benefits program is not intended to be a substitute for private health and medical insurance

The Oregon HBPA Benevolence Program is designed to assist eligible members; their spouse, children and legal dependents, as well as Asst. Trainers and Grooms who are employed full time for members. All possible insurance coverage must be fully utilized before the Oregon HBPA will consider any benevolence request. The Oregon HBPA will make payments directly to approved health care providers only. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR HBPA BENEFITS

LICENSED OWNERS, their spouse, minor dependent children up to age 18 years old and children attending school full time up to age 23 years old and meet the horse ownership requirements described below.

SINGLE OWNERSHIP
To be eligible, licensed owners must own the equivalent of 100% of a thoroughbred horse and must start said horse at least three times during the preceding 365 days just prior to the Benevolence request at an Oregon HBPA represented track. (An HBPA Track is one which has a current and valid contract with the Oregon HBPA)
MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP
To be eligible, owners with less than the equivalent of 100% of a horse will not be eligible for benefits unless the horse in which that person has part ownership has started at least three times at an Oregon HBPA represented race track for each of the owners. For example, a horse owned by two people would have to start six times for those two people to be eligible. A horse with three owners would have to start nine times, etc.

LICENSED TRAINERS, their spouse, minor dependent children up to age 18 years old and children attending school full time up to age 23 years old and meet the qualification requirements described below.

To be eligible, the trainer must have started at least 3 times during the preceding 365 days prior to the request at an Oregon HBPA represented track. (An HBPA Track is one which has a current and valid contract with the Oregon HBPA)

LICENSED ASSISTANT TRAINERS or GROOMS, their spouse, minor dependent children up to age 18 years old and children attending school full time up to the age 23years old and meet the qualifications described below.

To be eligible, Assistant Trainers and Grooms must work full time at their licensed trade for an eligible Owner or Trainer prior to the Benevolence request at an Oregon HBPA represented track. (An HBPA Track is one which has a current and valid contract with the Oregon HBPA) An affidavit of employment for the current meet shall be required to be on file at the Oregon HBPA Office.

Revision of eligibility requirements for benefits voted and passed on August 7th,  2012 Board Meeting.

BENEFIT PROGRAMS

VISION CARE
The Oregon HBPA will pay up to a total of two hundred dollars ($200.00) every other year beginning June 1, 2015 for exams, glasses or contacts for eligible members, please see eligibility requirements.

Authorization for Vision Care must be obtained in advance.
We are able to reimburse a member when they bring in a paid receipt for vision services after they have received authorization for the benefit.

Contact the Oregon HBPA office if there are any questions.

DENTAL CARE
For eligible members, their spouse, children and legal dependents, as well as Asst. Trainers and Grooms who are employed full time for members, who do not have dental insurance the Oregon HBPA will pay the first two hundred dollars ($200.00) of the approved dental bill at the rate of 100%. After that, the Oregon HBPA will pay 50% of the remainder up to an additional five hundred fifty dollars ($550.00) for a total benefit of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) per year. The individual patient will be responsible for any remaining charges.

For eligible members, their spouse, children, and legal dependents, as well as Asst. Trainers and Grooms who are employed full time for members, with dental insurance, the insurance benefit must be fully utilized before Oregon HBPA will pay any charges. Oregon HBPA will pay 50% of the remaining charges up to a total of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00).
You may attend the dentist of your choice. Please check with the Oregon HBPA office before scheduling any dental work to check on your eligibility. Payment for dental care will only be made directly to the care provider. Under no circumstances will the eligible member be reimbursed. THERE WILL BENO EXCEPTIONS!
Contact the office of the Oregon HBPA for further information or help.

BENEVOLENT ASSISTANCE
In case of extreme hardship, assistance for eligible members, their spouse, children and legal dependents, as well as Asst. Trainers and Grooms who are employed full time for members, may be requested through the office of the Oregon HBPA for reasons other than those listed above. Meal tickets for the Track Kitchen, as well as other forms of assistance are available. The eligibility rules apply to all forms of assistance. Please contact the office of the Oregon HBPA for further information or help. Click here for the benevolence request application.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
There are scholarship funds available for eligible members, their spouse, their children and legal dependents, as well as Asst. Trainers and Grooms who are employed full time for members. Contact the office of the OHBPA for application forms and requirements. First year applicants may receive up to a five hundred-dollar ($500.00) scholarship. A second year applicant may apply for scholarship funds not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). A third year applicant may apply for scholarship funds not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00). A fourth year applicant may apply for scholarship funds not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) and a fifth year applicant may apply for scholarship funds up to twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). Under no circumstances will the student be reimbursed. All funds must be paid to the school of choice. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS! Click here for the scholarship application.

HORSEMEN’S JOURNAL
Currently licensed Owners & Trainers, eligible for these “Benefit Programs” are entitled to receive regular published issues of the “Horsemen’s Journal” (National HBPA publication) Only one magazine will be mailed to a household.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Some medical assistance may be available for eligible members, their spouse, their children and legal dependents, as well as Asst. Trainers and Grooms who are employed full time for members and not covered by employer supplemented or group health plans. Payments will only be made directly to the Care Provider. Under no circumstances will the horsemen be reimbursed. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS!