For 2016, medical dues and dues minimum and maximum amounts for Traditional Program medical coverage remain the same as 2015.
For 2016, Traditional Program medical dues are
24.5 percent for Member + Family coverage (covering eligible family members, including covered partners and/or children); and
23 percent for Member-only coverage. (Member-only coverage is for members who are single or whose eligible family members have access to other coverage, such as employer-sponsored coverage.)
Employing organizations may ask members with Member + Family medical coverage to pay some or all of the 1.5 percent allowable dues-share amount.
Alternate Method of Calculating Medical Dues
At its June 27, 2015, meeting, the Board of Directors of The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved an alternate method of paying Traditional Program medical dues, effective January 1, 2016. This alternate method may be used by the approximately one-third of employing organizations that provide Traditional Program coverage to employees who are not in installed positions. For more information, see the summer 2015 issue of The Board Bulletin.
Affiliated Benefits Program
For 2016 medical dues under the Affiliated Benefits Program (ABP), see the Costs of Coverage section for ABP Employers and the summer 2015 issue of The Board Bulletin.
Under the ABP, employees may be asked to contribute up to 50 percent of the cost of their medical coverage and up to 100 percent of the dues for eligible family members.
As new medical dues information, guidance, and resources become available, the Board of Pensions will continue to share them here on pensions.org. Click on Related Information, at right, to access these materials.