Pension & Health


Health Care Reform Credit for Small Employers (including churches)

Local Churches, As you may be aware, the Health Care Reform Act permits small employers, including Local United Methodist Churches to receive a credit for payment of health insurance premiums… Read more

Assistance Available to Those Affected by Atlantic Storm

The General Board’s thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families in the eastern United States who are affected by the recent Atlantic storm, Sandy. They are committed to… Read more

New Benefits Access Portal

Benefit Access for Participants—Available Today The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits is pleased to announce that the new participant account management tool, Benefits Access, is now available. Benefits Access—which… Read more

Simple Steps to a Healthier Life: Online Wellness Program

The decision was made at the end of last year NOT to enroll in a stand alone “Wellness” program in order to limit further expenses to the participants.  Additionally, we… Read more

Conference adopts new strategy, structure, healthcare

On Saturday, November 13, at Hempfield United Methodist Church, nearly 500 members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference attended the Adjourned (Fall) Session. Rev. Jim Todd, superintendent for the Southwest District,… Read more

New Health Care Plan Adopted for 2011

Conference lay and clergy members voted to approve a resolution for a new Health Care Plan for 2011 at the Adjourned Session of Annual Conference on Saturday, November 13, 2010. In… Read more

Health Reform – Dependent Care for Uninsured Children Under Age 26

Explanation of Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was signed into Law on March 2010 allows young adults up to age… Read more

Important Health Insurance Update, September 2010

Dear Servants In Christ, In our efforts to strive to be good stewards of our health and our finances and the relationships we share, we continue to face many challenges…. Read more