Pension & Health

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UMC Pensions Board cites sustainability risks in divesting from Israeli firms

Barbara A. Boigegrain, General Secretary of the UMC’s General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, has issued a response to letters of concern and questions she has received from bishops and… Read more

Important Tax Withholding Information

As 2015 draws to a close, it is time once again for anyone receiving benefit payments from The General Board  to submit a completed W-4P form if they would like… Read more

Important information about Internal Revenue reporting for health care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurers to report certain information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help ensure that Americans have minimum essential health care coverage.   You… Read more

UMPIP pension accounts to allow Roth contributions

Beginning on January 1, 2016 participants may now make Roth contributions to their UMPIP accounts. You will receive a communication from the General Board of Pension and Health benefits in… Read more

Conference health insurance update for clergy, staff

From the EPA Conference Benefits Office: We have been experiencing a difficult transition to our new insurance carriers: Independence Blue Cross and United Concordia (UCCI) Dental.  This is due, in part,… Read more

Dental Program Changes Effective January 1, 2015

For EPAUMC Retiree Participants: The Conference was able to secure lower rates for our retiree dental program participants by changing carriers from MetLife to United Concordia Dental (UCCI) for the… Read more

Conference to change insurance carriers in 2015

Eastern PA conference clergy and lay employees will get new medical and dental insurance carriers next year, a result of the conference’s efforts to limit expected increases in insurance premium… Read more

Retirees dental insurance to change for 2015

The EPA Conference was able to secure lower rates for participants in its retiree dental insurance program for next year, according to its Pension and Health Benefits Director, by changing… Read more

October is Retiree Open Enrollment Month

NEW!!  It has come to our attention that more retirees than we imagined would prefer to stay in the EPAUMC Dental Plan for 2015.  To accommodate this, The Board of… Read more

Appointments at less than 50% should still receive pension contributions!

If your church has a clergy person appointed at less than 50% (for full appointment, inclusive of multi point charges), The Annual Conference encourages you to contribute to their pension!… Read more