Pension & Health Benefits

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Staff Contacts

NancyJo Fielding
Executive Director, Board of Pension & Health Benefits;
Director, Administrative Ministries

Local Telephone: 610-666-9090/ext. 1004
Toll-free Telephone: 800-828-9093/ext. 1004

Madeline 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

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Interactive Voice Response System
Toll-free Telephone: 800-851-2201

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

Annual Election for 2021 Healthcare

Annual Election for Actively Appointed Clergy (Not Retired Supply) begins on October 28th and runs through November 12th. There are a few minor changes that will be reviewed during the Annual Election Meeting on November 4th, 1 pm – 3:30 pm. Register HERE!

2021 Open Enrollment Resources

2021 Resources for Retirees – Medicare Open Enrollment is 10/15 – 12/7

Change will allow appointed clergy over 65 to get Medicare

By Jo Fielding
Director of Eastern PA Conference Pension and Health Benefits Office 

Over the years the Eastern PA Conference Pension and Health Benefits Office has received numerous requests from clergy, age 65 and older, wishing to buy a Medicare Medigap or Medicare Advantage plan while still appointed to a local church.  Up to this point we were unable to offer this alternative. 

That is about to change!

In November, churches with fewer than 20 employees will receive a Small-Employer Exemption certificate form.  This form should be completed and returned to the Benefits Office to begin the process with the Center for Medicare Services (CMS).  This is not a quick process and could easily take several months to complete. Learn more…

Other Pension & Health Benefits Resources

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.

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 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 to our Eastern PA Conference Virgin Pulse page to register now!