If you are a seminary student who would like to enroll in the Medical Plan for the first time, you must make your elections within the seminary student enrollment period or within 60 days of full-time seminary enrollment.
Applications for seminary student healthcare coverage may be submitted to the Board of Pensions from August 1 through September 15 each year. The effective date of coverage is September 1.
You may elect coverage for yourself and your eligible family members. If you elect coverage for your spouse and/or dependents, you must provide the supporting documentation specified on the application before the enrollment is complete. Supporting documentation is a marriage certificate, birth certificate, legal documentation for wards, or letter of intent or decree for adoption.
The completed application and all required supporting documentation must be postmarked within the enrollment period.
You may elect coverage only during this enrollment period, unless you
Your completed application and all required supporting documentation must be postmarked within 60 days of the life event or classification as an inquirer or candidate.
If you elect HDHP medical coverage, you may set up and contribute to a health savings account (HSA) to pay for the deductible, required copayments, and other eligible out-of-pocket expenses on a tax-advantaged basis. You can set up an HSA with a bank, insurance company, or other IRS-approved trustee. The Board of Pensions’ vendor partner, Further, offers an online health savings account application for your convenience.
Complete the Seminary Student Benefits Plan Membership Application within the enrollment period (coverage cannot be retroactive) and enclose the following:
Mail, email, or fax your completed application with the above enclosures during the enrollment period using the contact information on the application.
Questions? Call the Board of Pensions at 800-PRESPLAN (800-773-7752) (TTY: 711).
After your Medical Plan enrollment, it's easy to maintain coverage in your second and third years of seminary. Simply confirm your seminary student status during the late-summer enrollment period each year by submitting
The Board of Pensions will contact you with a reminder to submit the required verification for continued coverage.