For mid councils & agencies

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It's time to select benefits for 2023

Your Employer Agreement is available on Benefits Connect now through October 7. This is your annual opportunity to review and select the benefits you'll offer employees beginning in 2023.

Important Limited PSLF Waiver Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Education has announced a temporary period during which federal student loan borrowers may receive credit for payments that previously did not qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) or Temporary Exanded PSLF (TEPSLF).

To help ministers determine if they qualify for this waiver opportunity and to apply, the Board of Pensions is offering EdAssist through PeopleJoy at no cost to ministers enrolled in the Benefits Plan. Learn more about this resource to help reduce educational debt and how to get started.

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Pathways to Renewal

By supporting calls to ministers and candidates for ordination younger than age 40, Pathways to Renewal provides hope of renewed leadership to small congregations and help for innovative ministries in congregations of all sizes. The program brings ministers into the Benefits Plan with the full benefits of Pastor's Participation at substantially reduced dues.

Review eligibility

Financial protection for short-term illness or injury

​Ministers enrolled in Pastor's Participation or Minister's Choice are automatically enrolled in the the Temporary Disability Plan. This plan offers important financial protection by providing short-term partial income replacement benefits for members who are sick or injured and unable to work. You also may offer the plan to staff working at least 20 hours per week.

Learn more about the Temporary Disability Plan

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How your Church Consultant can guide you

​​Sessions, session committees, and other church leaders making benefits decisions may call on their Board of Pensions Church Consultant for guidance about options. These consultants offer personalized assistance to churches, as well as mid councils, across the country. Find the consultant for your region.

Administering benefits for your organization

We can assist you in selecting and administering benefits that best suit your needs and those of your employees.

Benefits eligibility
Your Employer Agreement
How to use Benefits Connect

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are taking tangible, intentional steps to ensure a workplace culture that inspires a sense of belonging. And we are continuing to actively engage throughout the Church to ensure access to benefits plans and programs that provide wholeness.

Let's have a conversation.