The Affiliated Benefits Program (ABP) gives PC(USA) churches and other employing organizations the opportunity to offer benefits for some or all of your eligible non-mandated employees and lay employees who do not participate in the Traditional Program. The program is flexible, so you can decide to which employment classifications you’d like to offer benefits. Eligible employment classifications include
- non-mandated teaching elders;
- lay exempt employees; and
- lay non-exempt employees.
You may also elect to cover only full-time employees or all employees with more than 20 hours per week in each employment classification.
You can also decide which benefits to offer to employees: the Medical Plan or the Medical Plan and the Death and Disability Plan. You can choose to offer optional programs, depending on the core benefits you provide.