Established in 1943, Houston Municipal Employees Pension System is a governmental-defined benefit pension plan. Based in Houston, Texas, it provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for the eligible employees of the City of Houston (City) and Houston Municipal Employees Pension System (HMEPS). The company caters to the needs of active members, deferred participants, retirees and eligible survivors. Houston Municipal Employees Pension System has five general areas of organization, including Executive, Legal, Investments, Information Systems and Administration. The company also issues various publications, such as Benefits Handbook, Pension Press newsletters, Informational Pamphlets, Actuarial Valuations, Annual Reports and Reports to Participants.