HELPS Retirees Act Benefit
The Healthcare Enhancement for Local Public Safety is federal legislation that allows first responders/public safety officers the ability to use up to $3,000 per annum from their qualified government retirement plan or deferred compensation account, on a pre-tax basis, to pay for healthcare premiums. In order for you to get the pre-tax benefit, the money must be paid directly from your pension fund or 457 deferred compensation account directly to the insurance provider. Contact your pension fund or deferred comp plan for application.
Payments need to be sent (along with member information) directly to Thin Blue Line Benefits Association at:
Thin Blue Line Benefits Association
PO Box 341742
Lakeway, TX 78734
Once funds are received by Thin Blue Line Benefits, they will be applied within 10 days to the next month’s premium.