The Pennsylvania Benefit Trust provides dental, physical therapy, chiropractic, prescription, vision and hospital coverage for trainers and their employees on the backside of Penn National and Presque Isle Downs. In order to be eligible for the benefit trust, individuals must be at Penn National or Presque Isle for 30 days.
The benefit trust, Jeanette Johnston Medical Clinic and Presque Isle Downs Medical Clinic keep records of the services provided for each individual at the two race tracks. The information collected is called Protected Health Information (PHI). PA HBPA takes the obligation to keep PHI secure and confidential very seriously. PA HBPA is required by state law to protect the privacy of PHI, to provide individuals with a notice of privacy practices. For the detailed notice, in English or Spanish, please see the link below.
Please download and sign the acknowledgment form that you have read and agree to the notice of privacy practices. To utilize to the benefit trust, the acknowledgement form must be signed.
In addition to the benefit trust program, PA HBPA provides health insurance for trainers at Penn National and Presque Isle Downs who meet the eligibility requirements during the designated timeframe.
Trainers who have 30 starts combined at either track with 50 percent or more of their total starts taking place at Penn National or Presque Isle from Oct. 1 – Sept. 30 of the following year are eligible to complete a program enrollment form for the next calendar year. And, trainers with 150 combined starts at Penn National or Presque Isle Downs are also eligible regardless of the percentage of starts elsewhere.
The association offers a pension program for trainers at Penn National and Presque Isle Downs who meet the eligibility requirements during the calendar year. Trainers who have 30 combined starts at either track with 50 percent or more of their total starts taking place at Penn National or Presque Isle Downs are automatically enrolled in the program. Vesting occurs after 10 years with a maximum break in eligibility of three years.