Employer guidance

Our commitment to service excellence is a defining characteristic of what we do. We are honored to provide benefits — a call that we take seriously. Part of the value of partnering with the Board of Pensions can be found in the administrative resources and personalized service support we provide throughout the year.
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Coronavirus resources

We offer support, information, and assistance to our employers during this global health crisis.

Latest updates from the Board and our partners
Employment considerations and benefits
Coronavirus legislation and its impact

Benefits considerations

Effective salary

Effective salary includes various types of compensation and/or reimbursements paid by employers to employees. Unique to the Board of Pensions, effective salary is not the same as the taxable income reported to the IRS or the Social Security Administration.

Benefits packages and dues incentive programs

​We offer packages and programs that support the well-being of ministers and their families, as well as the long-term vitality of PC(USA) congregations. Pastor's Participation is a comprehensive benefits package for ministers, while Minister's Choice provides important financial protection for ministers who are not in installed positions. Dues incentive programs, including Benefits Grants for Organizing Pastors and Pathways to Renewal, bring pastors into Pastor's Participation at reduced dues.

Benefits with no hourly work requirement

Employers can choose from several benefits options that have no hourly work requirements for employees to participate. Consider these options for both full- and part-time employees.

Resources

Toolkits

Use these toolkits to engage with and educate employees about benefits.

Calculators

These online calculators assist employers in selecting and administering benefits for their employees. 

BoardLink

Pay monthly invoices online quickly and easily with BoardLink.

Benefits documents

Find detailed information about benefits offerings in these documents.

Forms

Use these forms to apply for, initiate, or change benefits.

Administrative rules

These rules help guide employers in the administration of benefits.

Benefits notices

These important notices include legal information about benefits, HIPAA privacy practices and members' rights, and summaries of benefits and coverage. 

Benefits Connect

Benefits Connect is the benefits portal of the Board of Pensions. Learn how you can use it to select benefits for your employees and complete other administrative tasks, such as salary changes, quickly and at your convenience.

How to use Benefits Connect
Completing your Employer Agreement

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EAP support for employers

Employers have access to no-cost management consultation services through the Employee Assistance Program, administered by Cigna. The EAP provides assistance with workplace issues ranging from employee performance to natural disasters.

Learn about management consultations 

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We're here to help

Questions about benefits? The Board of Pensions is ready to assistance you.

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