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 an active plan at a much higher premium rate. Click here for a complete list of conference eligibility requirements.

Plan Types 

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.  This plan includes vision and hearing plans. Dental may be purchased separately. Contact the Board of Pensions for more information

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. Dental and/or Vision insurance may be purchased separately. 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 individual (non-group) plan. Visit our Annual Premium Subsidy Page for more information.

Click here for more information about the HRA.

This subsidy is funded by the Conference Claimants Endowment Board. Click here for the Endowment Board's History and Mission statement. 

FAQ

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