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Attend an Upcoming Webinar to Learn If Your Student Loans Can Be Forgiven

Clergy and employees of not-for-profit organizations engaged in faith-based work may now qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. In addition, several of the PSLF Program's normal eligibility requirements have been temporarily suspended. However, time is of the essence. The more favorable temporary rules expire October 31.

The U.S. Department of Education’s PSLF Program was designed to “forgive,” or eliminate, the debt remaining from certain student loans after qualifying individuals have made 10 years’ worth of qualifying payments, while working full-time for a qualifying employer, such as a local church.

Wespath is hosting a webinar that will provide information about who qualifies, the application process, the upcoming deadline and where to find practical guidance on next steps. The webinar will be offered twice.

Register today!

Learn more at Wespath.org/r/PSLF.

More flexibility coming for retirees

GLENVIEW, Ill. — New options are coming for United Methodist retirees through the LifeStage Retirement Income program announced by Wespath Benefits and Investments. New possibilities include an annuity contract that guarantees an annual income from age 80 until death and a plan to increase Wespath retirement payments until participants earn their maximum Social Security benefits at 70. Read press release

FAQs on pensions and disaffiliations

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Wespath Benefits and Investments, the United Methodist pension agency, has released answers to frequently asked questions related to church disaffiliations and the potential departure of annual conferences. Bottom line: Wespath says both departing churches and conferences still would have pension liabilities under policies passed by the 2019 special General Conference.

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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. Join now at join.virginpulse.com/epabop

HealthFlex Annual Election for 2022

Our HealthFlex Annual Election period for Clergy and Lay eligible members is November 3rd through 18th, 2021.  This is your opportunity to enroll or waive coverage for yourself; add or remove an eligible child or spouse; waive coverage for eligible dependents on your HealthFlex plan or change you plan altogether! Click here to view the rate tables for 2022.