Seminary student enrollment is August 1 to September 15, 2018. During that time, inquirers and candidates for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can elect healthcare coverage in the preferred provider organization (PPO) option or the exclusive provider organization (EPO) option — both in the national Blue Cross Blue Shield network, the largest in the United States.
To be eligible for healthcare coverage in the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), you must be
- enrolled full time in a theological seminary, graduate school of religion, divinity school, or school of Christian education, as defined by the school;
- under the care of a presbytery; and
- not already employed in eligible service.
No increase in the cost of seminarian healthcare coverage
There will be no change to the cost of healthcare coverage for seminary students, effective September 1, 2018.
The Board significantly reduced the cost of coverage last year after hearing that healthcare costs were increasingly beyond the reach of seminarians.
For more information
Visit Seminarians to learn more about seminarian healthcare coverage eligibility, costs, benefits, and enrollment.