Pension & Health Benefits

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Staff Contacts

Jo FieldingNancyJo 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 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

Wespath Benefits and Investments

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

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

2019 Open Enrollment

The Open Enrollment Period will be from October 31 – November 15, 2018.

ALL eligible members need to participate and complete an open enrollment form online.  Those who have waived in the past need to waive again with a new HealthFlex waiver form.  Any eligible member who does not sign up for a plan, or waive coverage, will be AUTOMATICALLY enrolled in the default plan (Bronze) with no eligibility for HSA contributions.

Register for an Open Enrollment Meeting:
2019 Costs:

2018 Healthcare Materials

To transfer your HSA from ACCLARIS to the new Payflex system through Aetna, download the Trustee to Trustee form, complete, and return to Payflex.  Alternatively, you can just spend down the HSA Account, but you WILL be charged an interest fee once you are no longer contributing.  *Note:  You cannot enact a transfer until after 1/1/18.

IRS announces decrease in HSA max contribution

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on March 5, 2018 a decrease in maximum Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions.

Effective for the calendar year 2018, the family contribution limit for HSAs has been reduced from $6,900 to $6,850. This change applies immediately. Any family contribution to an HSA in 2018 over the max could be subject to taxes and penalties. The individual contribution limit for 2018 will remain at $3,450.

The EPAUMC Benefits department will be in touch with members who have elected the maximum contribution to update their withholding amounts. Once you have signed off on the decrease, we will update the remittance forms to reflect this change as well.

Resources for Retirees

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. Please save the below attachments.

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.

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 our Eastern PA Conference Virgin Pulse page to register now!