Pension & Health Benefits

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Staff Contacts

Jo FieldingNancyJo Fielding
Conference Benefits Officer and Executive Director, Board of Pension and Health Benefits

Local Telephone: 610-666-9090/ext. 1004
Toll-free Telephone: 800-828-9093/ext. 1004
Email: jfielding@epaumc.org

Madeline Gonzales-LopezMadeline Gonzalez-Lopez
Benefits Support Associate,
Board of Pension and Health Benefits

Local Telephone: 610-666-9090/ext. 1001
Toll-free Telephone: 800-828-9093/ext. 1001
Email: mglopez@epaumc.org

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Interactive Voice Response System
Toll-free Telephone: 800-851-2201
www.wespath.org

Eastern PA Board of Pension and Health Benefits
  • President: Mr. Barry Rose
  • Vice President: Rev. Coleen Painter

Resources for Retirees

2017 MetLife Dental Information

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference has changed to MetLife for all enrolled active and retired members. Each enrollee is required to receive a certificate of dental coverage. Below are several documents that you might find useful in the coming year. Please save the below attachments and links.

For customer service, call MetLife at 1-800-638-5433 or go to MetLife MyBenefits to set up your online portal.

Grant Applications

The purpose of these grants is to assist qualifying persons (as defined herein), as determined by the Necessitous Grants Committee on an individual basis, with the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, health care, and other needs when they are unable to provide those needs for themselves.

Open Enrollment for 2017 Healthcare

EPA 2017 Health Care News

Over the past few years, the conference has struggled to pay the health insurance costs in an environment of health care market volatility; double digit cost increases partially caused by our claim history and non-payment of premiums by local churches challenged with meeting their budgets.  The hard truth is that many churches are behind in their remittance payments to the conference – 18 churches have paid $0 toward their remittances leaving the group insurance plan short by $136 thousand as of September 2016. We have consistently ended each year with a deficit for health insurance premiums.  If this bill is not paid on time we risk termination from our vendor.  Local churches who pay their health insurance obligation in full – often sacrificing ministry to do so – are subsidizing those who do not pay. Continue reading

  • 2017 Pastor Compensation and Benefits [.xls download]
    • UPDATED 12/12/16: New version of the form, with updated health care figures as of November 2016
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: When downloading the Compensation Report, the user may receive a Protected View warning depending on their Excel settings. If this occurs, click on it and check Edit Anyway, or Enable Editing. Then complete the document using the Worksheet tab.

Join our Virgin Pulse Walking Plan

Employees of the EPA Conference are eligible to participate in the Virgin Pulse walking program. Once you have registered for the program and received your MAX activity tracker (pedometer) you can set activity goals and participate in challenges to earn cash rewards. Visit www.virginpulse.com for more information and to register for the program. Select “Register” at the top, and search for “East Pennsylvania Conference” as your employer/sponsor. Or, you can go directly our Eastern PA Conference Virgin Pulse page to register now!


Benefits News & Information

  • IBX Insurance Cards Update
    NOTICE: It has come to our attention that Independence Blue Cross incorrectly sent insurance cards to all members with 2016 plan information.  We have requested a new card mailing and... Read more
  • EPA Health Care News
    Over the past few years, the conference has struggled to pay the health insurance costs in an environment of health care market volatility; double digit cost increases partially caused by... Read more
  • Vision Benefits of America now accessible through Costco
    Vision Benefits of America is  excited to announce that Costco Optical has joined our network as a participating retailer. Costco has over 400 optical centers nationwide that offer frames, contact lenses,... Read more