Selecting benefits for 2023

We are proud to partner with employers to provide benefits and programs that foster the wholeness of employees, lending strength and stability in challenging times. Your Employer Agreement is available now through October 7, 2022. This is your annual opportunity to review and select the benefits you'll offer employees beginning in 2023.    

Selecting benefits for 2023

Serving with strength and stability  |   Benefits available for 2023  |   Benefits with no hourly work requirement  |   Employers serving ministers   |   Annual enrollment for employees  

Serving with strength and stability

The Board of Pensions believes stewardship means getting the most benefits to the most people possible. We are committed to evolving and expanding to serve the needs of all who serve the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

That's why we provide employers with the flexibility to choose from a variety of benefits. Our packages and programs support the well-being of ministers, employees, and their families, as well as your needs. When employers partner with us, their ministers and employees receive support in key areas of wholeness: spiritual, health, financial, and vocational.

Review your benefits choices and log on to Benefits Connect now through Friday, October 7, to submit your Employer Agreement for 2023.

Benefits available for 2023

Retirement Programs

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Financial Protection Programs

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Health Programs

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Tax-Advantaged Accounts

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Benefits with no hourly work requirement

Looking to add value? These benefits can be offered to employees regardless of the number of hours they are regularly scheduled to work — and at little to no cost to you as an employer. Consider these benefits for both full- and part-time employees.

Employers serving ministers

The Board of Pensions offers benefits packages and dues incentive programs to support churches and ministries. Eligibility for ministers to receive these benefits varies by program.

Minister’s Choice. At only 10 percent of effective salary, this benefits package provides important financial protection during active service and into retirement. Benefits include the Defined Benefit Pension Plan, the Death and Disability Plan, the Temporary Disability Plan, and the Employee Assistance Plan, as well as access to assistance and education programs*. 

Pastor's Participation. This comprehensive benefits package is designed to meet the healthcare and retirement needs of ministers and their families. Coverage includes PPO family medical coverage, the Defined Benefit Pension Plan, the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Death and Disability Plan, and the Temporary Disability Plan.

Pathways to Renewal. This innovative dues incentive program supports calls to ministers and candidates for ordination younger than age 40. It offers churches a substantial reduction in dues for ministers enrolled in Pastor's Participation for the first time.

Benefits grants for organizing pastors and evangelists. These grants support the evangelism efforts of presbyteries planting churches and cultivating new ministries by funding the enrollment of organizing pastors and evangelists in Pastor's Participation.

*Member must meet eligibility requirements. 

Annual enrollment for employees

The benefits you select when completing your 2023 Employer Agreement determine the options and costs employees will see during annual enrollment from October 24 through November 11. Find out what's happening when by reviewing a timeline of annual enrollment communications that employees — and employers — can expect from the Board starting in September.

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. These consultants offer personalized assistance to churches, as well as mid councils, across the country. Find the consultant for your region.

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Need assistance?

If you need technical assistance with Benefits Connect or have specific questions about benefits, call our Employer Services team at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).