Benefits eligibility

Select benefits for your employees based on the following guidelines.

Benefits packages

For 2021, two benefits packages are available for ministers: Pastor's Participation and Minister's Choice. The following are eligibility guidelines for offering these packages.

Pastor's Participation

  • Required for all ministers in an installed position
  • Encouraged for ministers in non-installed positions who are regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week

Minister's Choice

  • Any minister who is not an installed pastor
  • Must be employed at least 20 hours or more per week

Plans and programs

Eligibility for ministers and employees varies by benefit. See chart below for hourly requirements.

Retirement Programs
​Defined Benefit Pension Plan
​Retirement Savings Plan
​Financial Protection Programs
​Death and Disability Plan
​Term Life Plan
​Temporary Disability Plan
​Long-Term Disability Plan
​Health Programs
​Medical Plan
​Dental Plan
​Vision Eyewear Plan
​Tax-Advantaged Accounts
​Healthcare flexible spending account
​Dependent care flexible spending account
​Health savings account

red arrow  20 hours or more per week; no requirement for ministers in self-employed validated service   

red arrow  20 hours or more per week     

red arrow  No hourly work requirement   

red arrow  Requires participation in PC(USA) or other employer-sponsored plan