Webinars

Board University webinars, presented live, are available at no cost to members and employers who participate in the Benefits Plan.

Engage with Board of Pensions educators from the comfort of your office, home, or favorite coffee shop to learn about topics important to your well-being through Board University. Our live webinars cover a topic in one of four areas of wholeness — spiritual, health, financial, or vocational well-being.

Board University webinars are for pastors, church workers, and employees of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated employers who participate in the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA) — at no cost to you.

Webinars last one hour and require a computer, internet access, and computer speakers or a telephone. Webinar attendees are awarded 50 Call to Health points.

Upcoming Board University webinars

Stewarding our health and dollars through flexible spending and health savings accounts

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET
Suggested audiences: All actively employed members and clergy

For immediate help during the current coronavirus health crisis, as well as for help anticipating budget needs for employees and employers when life returns to normal, join the Reverend Dr. Clayton Cobb as he discusses the benefits and tax advantages of flexible savings accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).

In this webinar, the following topics will be discussed:

  • What is an FSA and how can it help with healthcare and dependent care expenses?
  • How is an HSA different from an FSA and who is eligible for which?
  • What are the qualified medical and dependent care expenses that I can submit for reimbursement?
  • What are the tax advantages of these accounts for plan members and employers?

Rev. Dr. Clayton Cobb is retired from the Board of Pensions, where he served as a Church Consultant for eight years. Clayton has served and continues to serve as a member of the finance faculty for CREDO and co-leader for Board University’s holistic retirement planning seminar THRIVE. Before joining the Board of Pensions, he served in pastoral ministry for 33 years.

Registration for the following webinars will be available on this page four to six weeks in advance of the webinar date:

Understanding Why: Childhood Adversity’s Impact on Adult Well-Being, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Understanding Medicare, Thursday, August 27, 2020

Just Compensation: Closing the Gender Gap, Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Power of Story: Using Story as the Basis for Aging Well, Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Having the Talk with Your Parents: Addressing Changes to Health and Care Needs, Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Upcoming webinar topics

Look for the following webinar topic to be scheduled this year:

  • Funding College

Upcoming Fidelity webinars

The following webinars are hosted by Fidelity Investments, administrator of the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Retirement Savings Plan participants receive email invitations to register for these webinars from Fidelity. Members enrolled in the Medical Plan also can register through the Call to Health website.

Investment Market Update, Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Basics of How and When To Claim Social Security, Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Identify and Prioritize Your Savings Goals, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Webinar recordings

The following webinar recordings are available on Board University’s e-learning site, which you can access by logging into Benefits Connect.

Tax Tips: Tax Reform Changes and 2018 Return Filing
March 13, 2019

Where Two or More Are Gathered:
Clergy Support Networks and Ministerial Well-Being

June 20, 2019

How To Optimize Your Retirement Income Streams
September 18, 2019

Closing the Gender Compensation Gap
October 10, 2019

Leaving Well: Navigating Transitions in Ministry
November 21, 2019

Long-Term Care Coverage: Which Option Is Right for You?
December 5, 2019

Annual Tax Webinar: 2020 Tax Update and Tips for Filing Your Federal Tax Return
March 4, 2020