Administration


IRS Mileage Rate for 2017

IRS approved for Mileage rate for businesses in 2017 is $0.535/mile.

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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

November 2016 Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through November 2016. Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report. This… Read more

Nationwide Injunction on “minimum salary test” amount

We hope this message finds you well.  We wanted to provide the following information from the Legal Services Department here at GCFA.

Yesterday, Judge Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in the case challenging the Department of Labor (“DOL”) revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Those revisions would have significantly changed the “minimum salary test” for determining whether an employee should automatically be categorized as a non-exempt employee, by raising the minimum salary threshold from $455 per week ($23,600 annually) to $921 per week ($47,892 annually).  The revisions would have also established an automatic updating mechanism to adjust the threshold every three years.  In the Opinion and Order, the Court granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary, nationwide injunction. The injunction postpones implementation and enforcement of the revisions which were to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

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‘Faithful Partners in Ministry’, a message from Bishop Peggy Johnson

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus the Christ! I am writing to you during this season of giving with an important reminder about the paying of… Read more

October 2016 Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through October 2016. Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report. This… Read more

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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

September 2016 Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through September 2016.  Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report. This report… 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

August 2016 Financial Update

Dear Friends, below for your information is an overview of the EPA financial data for the period through August 2016. Church Giving Report Schedule 1 is the Church Giving Report…. Read more