Benevolence Guidelines​​

Please note: Benevolence applications are not being accepted at this time, due to unavailability of funds.  We fully intend to reinstate the program once funding is reinstated.

All applicants must have a current license.
The Benevolence program is intended to provide assistance to horsemen unable to meet their financial obligations for medical or other crisis situations. The Illinois H.B.P.A. is not an insurance company. This program is not meant to take the place of any type of insurance nor be relied upon as a form of insurance. All applications will be considered on an individual basis.
All benevolence requests will be approved or denied by the three member benevolence committee. Bills of less than $50.00 will not be considered for payment.
Benevolence and assistance is intended for horsemen who race primarily at Fairmount Park and must provide proof of employment.
Applicants must apply in person. The Secretary-Treasurer will make a copy of current license and application which will be filled out completely.
Eligibility includes: Trainers, their spouse, and any minor dependents living at home.
All licensed employees of trainers (employees dependents are not eligible)
Trainers must be members in good standing.
Owners are not eligible.
Bills must accompany specific request and will be paid to creditor. We reserve the right to explore charitable assistance if applicant is eligible. We do not reimburse for bills already paid.
Dental benefits including cleaning, x-rays, extractions, fillings, dentures and partials will be provided at no cost at the R.I.C.F. Dental Facility to all eligible members. The following will not be provided: root canals, crowns, bridge work and braces. No outside dental bills will be considered for payment unless first referred by the R.I.C.F. Dental Unit for oral surgery. The maximum amount allowed for any dental procedure is $500.00 in a calendar year.
Payments on all bills will be made to creditor.
The secretary-treasurer may be directed by the board to investigate any applications submitted.
Applicants who knowingly resubmit any bill that has already been paid or attempts to defraud the association in any way, will not be allowed to submit any further applications until the board sees fit to accept said application.
Death and Burial benefits up to $1000.00
Claims which are covered by workmen’s compensation or any other insurance plan will not be considered.
The foregoing is not an all-inclusive list, and additions or deletions may be made by the Board of Directors. All final decisions concerning benefits are at the discretion of the full board of directors.