Could you use a bit of guidance on benefits or employment practices, or how best to communicate with us, the Board of Pensions? The Serve Better: Sustainable Practices webinar, held August 2022, helped guide churches on topics such as care navigation; considerations in making decisions on benefits; importance of employment practices and personnel policies; and tools and solutions available to employers.
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.
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.
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.
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.