Special to the Advocate
The conference Board of Medical Benefits and Board of Pensions have scheduled four joint clergy compensation and benefits workshops later this month.
The workshops are set for July 24 at
The workshops will be divided into three sessions. Clergy and spouses are encouraged to attend all three events if they apply to individual circumstances. Local church Staff-Parish Committee chairs, Finance Committee chairs and treasurers are encouraged to attend the clergy compensation segment but are welcome at the other sessions.
The times and session content are the same each day. The sessions:
1-3 p.m.: High deductible/health savings account — Those who plan to enroll in the new high deductible/health savings account plan must attend this session. Full benefits and responsibilities will be discussed. Representatives from the third-party administrator (American Administrative Group) will be in the session.
3-5 p.m.: New clergy pension plan, Clergy Retirement Security Plan — The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits will be sending a representative to explain the new plan that will take effect Jan. 1. Time will not be spent on the other plans of the general board.
6:30-8 p.m.: Clergy compensation —