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Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund

4225 Interwood North Parkway, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 372-5100 or (800) 666-9737  


HFRRF’s mission is to provide a secure retirement benefit plan for our members through professional administration, prudent management of system assets, sound investment practices, and prompt and courteous delivery of accurate benefits and useful information.

 

Member-Services

Member Services

This section describes the various member services provided by the Fund.

In Memory

In Memory

The staff of the Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund honors the strength, courage, and humanity of our fallen heroes and their families.

Conference Center

Conference Center

Greer and Lowdermilk Conference Center is nestled in a beautifully landscaped setting, ideal for Corporate Meetings and Social Events.

Business Hours

Business Hours

Normal Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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FAST FACTS:  American Investment Council

American Investment Council Names Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund No.5 of Top 10 Pension Funds by Private Equity Return

Reference: American Investment Council Pension Study (May 2018) 

https://www.investmentcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-public-pension-study-final3.pdf


American Investment Council 2018

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Chairman' s Message - March 8, 2019

Dear Fund Members,

We are about half way through the 86th session of the Texas Legislature.  Today is also the deadline for filing unrestricted bills and joint resolutions other than local bills, emergency appropriations, and emergency matters submitted by the governor.   

In this session, lawmakers have, so far, been focused on bipartisan issues like property taxes, school finance, and the state’s retirement plans for teachers and the other state employees.  We have been monitoring the filing activity this session and we would like to update you on a few that may be of some interest to our membership.

 

  • Texas Representative Tom Oliverson, District 130 (R-Cypress), filed HB 877 which relates to exempting certain public retirement systems, like HFRRF, from performing unnecessary actuarial valuations;
  • Texas Senator Joan Huffman, District 17 (R-Houston), has filed several bills, 2 that may be of interest are SCR5 urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act and SB 322 relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of most Texas public retirement systems, and;
  • Texas Representative Dan Huberty, District 127 (R-Houston), filed HB 3599 that addresses one of the unfair issues created by the passage of SB2190 last session that impacted only a small group of retirees.

 

Again, we don’t expect any proposals filed in this session to negatively affect our plan, but we will remain vigilant and continue to monitor the progress of all bills filed and update you on legislation that may be of special interest to you.  The last day of the 86th Texas Legislature session is May 27, 2019.

Sincerely,

Brett R. Besselman, Chair  Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund  Board of Trustees  

 

Firefighter Brett Besselman elected to chair HFRRF Board 

HOUSTON (June 20, 2018) – Houston firefighter Brett Besselman was elected Tuesday to become chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund. Besselman will take office on July 1, after a two-week transition and training period with current Chairman David Keller who announced his resignation of the position earlier this month for personal and family reasons.

     “I am deeply humbled by the Board’s decision today,” Besselman said. “I practically grew up in the pension fund building watching my Dad serve on the Board, so I think this is a great tribute to him after celebrating Father’s Day last weekend. In the coming weeks and months, I will be in close communication with all HFRRF members, both active and retired, as I work to continue Chairman Keller’s legacy of dedicated service.”

     Besselman, 33, was elected and sworn in to the Board in October 2016. He was immediately thrust into the contentious issue of the City of Houston’s proposed pension legislation. He’s been a member of the Houston Firefighter Department for nearly eight years.

     Outgoing Chairman Keller commented on Besselman’s election: “As the youngest member of our Board, Brett may also be the youngest person elected to chair our pension fund. I think he is uniquely positioned to elevate the pension fund’s larger concern for retirement security to the younger generation of Houston firefighters. But also, by virtue of his retired father Jerry’s experience, Brett has tremendous insight and experience with our operations, history and traditions. I wish him the best of luck going forward and I am confident he has all the qualities for being a great leader long into the future.”