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
Email: jfielding@epaumc.org

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
Email: mglopez@epaumc.org

Wespath Benefits and Investments

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Toll-free Telephone: 800-851-2201
www.wespath.org

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

Open Enrollment for 2020 Healthcare

Open Enrollment for Actively Appointed Clergy (Not Retired Supply) begins on October 30th and runs through November 14th. There are a few minor changes which will be outlined in the open enrollment packets you will receive from WesPath.

2020 Open Enrollment Resources


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…


Pension & Health Benefits Resources

Resources for Retirees

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 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!