Health Insurance Update - 2020 Health Insurance Information Is Now Available

Open Enrollment is upon us. Whether you are an active clergy member, eligible lay employee, or retiree, please check out the information on our Health Insurance page. In 2020, we will be switching our Dental and Vision plans to Delta Dental and VSP, respectively. For the first time, our retirees will have a hearing aid benefit. Retiree Open Enrollment Dates: October 14 - October 25 Active Open Enrollment Dates: November 1 - November 18

2020 Retired Clergy Health Insurance

The Board of Pensions offers  Medicare-supplemental health insurance to retired clergy and surviving spouses who meet the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility 

For most plans, you must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. Non-Medicare eligible dependents may sign up for either the Blue Shield PPO or Kaiser Permanente plans at a much higher premium rate. Click here for a complete list of conference eligibility requirements.

Plan Types 

There are various plan options available to eligible retirees.  Click on the plan type to see each plans Benefits Summary. You may also visit our Group Retiree Plan Comparison page for a side by side view of the main benefits or the Group Retiree Premium Comparison page to learn about the premium costs.

IMPORTANT: Neither Blue Shield of California nor UnitedHealthcare are being offered in 2020. If you currently subscribe to either of those plans, contact the Board of Pensions as soon as possible.

Kaiser Permanente - Available to anyone who lives within 30 miles of Kaiser Permanente services, including  California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. This plan includes drug coverage, Delta dental coverage, and VSP vision coverage.

United American - This is supplemental to original Medicare and has nationwide coverage, no network, does not require  referrals for specialists, and includes drug coverage. Subscribers can go to any doctor who accepts Medicare. This is available everywhere to anyone who is enrolled in Medicare A & B.  Dental/Vision/Hearing Benefits can be purchased separately.

Individual Plans - This plan allows subscribers the ability to select a Medigap Plan and Part D coverage. Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente each offer individual plans. Contact the Board of Pensions for more information on eligibility.

Annual Premium Subsidy/Health Reimbursement Account

Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses with at least 10 years of service in the California-Nevada Annual Conference may be eligible for a subsidized premium on a conference sponsored group plan or a Health Reimbursement Account on an approved individual (non-group) plan. Visit our Annual Premium Subsidy Page for more information. This subsidy is funded by the Conference Claimants Endowment Board. Click here for the Endowment Board's Stewardship Update

FAQ

Answers to some of the most common questions regarding Retiree Health Insurance can be found here