Category Archive: Benefits

Where are my ID cards for new dental, vision coverage?

With the new year came new benefits for active clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. That includes a new dental plan through Cigna and vision coverage via VSP (Vision Service Plan). While Blue Cross Blue Shield mails ID cards to plan participants, Cigna and VSP do not. Here’s …

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Wespath’s Clergy Benefits Academy coming to Myrtle Beach in February

Wespath Benefits and Investments invites all active clergy of the United Methodist Church to attend the Clergy Benefits Academy Feb. 19-21, 2018, in Myrtle Beach. The Clergy Benefits Academy is for all ages and stages of ministry – new ordinands, early-career clergy, mid-career clergy, ready-to-retire clergy, district superintendents, clergy in extension ministries – and spouses. There …

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THURSDAY DEADLINE: Annual election for 2018 UMC-SC health insurance

The open enrollment period for 2018 health insurance benefits for clergy and employees of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church runs through Thursday, Nov. 16. Wespath Benefits is offering a new health insurance plan for 2018 that will give employees and clergy more control, while helping the church continue to provide affordable health …

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Rev. David Anderson, conference benefits officer, to retire in 2018

The Rev. David Anderson is retiring after more than a decade as the pension and health benefits officer for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. His last day will be June 30, 2018. “I will miss working with all the clergy of the South Carolina Annual Conference,” Rev. Anderson said. “Over the …

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2018 HealthFlex Exchange videos

Introductory video HealthFlex plans Defined Contribution HRA vs HSA Selecting Your Plan Choosing Your Plan Online  

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2018 HealthFlex Exchange FAQ

Frequently asked questions about 2018 HealthFlex Exchange plans:       QUESTION: If a participant is enrolling in a High Deductible Health Plan, and the participant or a spouse in in the plan is enrolled in Medicare Part A or Part B, but also has dependent children enrolled in the plan, is the HDHP HSA still …

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