Board of Medical Benefits

Post-Retirement Health Benefit Listening Sessions

Power Point Presentation

Q & A Document

Important Announcements:

The 2018 Rates for the Active Plan are:

For Clergy appointed to local church      

Basic Plan (PPO)
Paid by Check
Paid by Draft
Employee Rate
$ 138
$ 135
Spouse under 65 Includes Employee
$ 632
$ 618
Dependents Includes Employee
$ 549
$ 536
Full Family Includes Employee
$ 838
$ 819
High Deductible Plan (HDHP)
Single Rate
$ 90
$ 88
Spouse under 65 Includes Employee
$ 518
$ 508
Dependents Includes Employee
$ 444
$ 433
Full Family Includes Employee
$ 689
$ 673
2  For eligible Clergy and laypersons employed by other non-mission share apportioned salary paying entities or clergy on leave status
Basic Plan (PPO)
Rate paid by Check
Rate paid by Draft
Employee Rate
$    847
$    844 
Spouse under 65 Includes Employee
$1 ,341
$1 ,327 
Dependents Includes Employee
$1 ,258 
$1 ,245 
Full Family Includes Employee
$1 ,547
$1 ,528 
High Deductible Plan (HDHP)
Single Rate
$    799 
$    797 
Spouse under 65 Includes Employee
$ 1 ,228 
$1 ,217 
Dependents Includes Employee
$1 ,153 
$1 ,142 
Full Family Includes Employee
$1 ,398 
$1 ,383 
3  ANCILLARY COVERAGES
(Must be enrolled in Conference health plan to be eligible for dental and vision coverage)
2018 Benefit Rates
2018 Benefit Rates
Dental Rates
Paid by Check
Paid by Draft
Employee
$ 35
$ 34
Employee + 1
$ 77
$ 75
Family
$ 109
$ 106
Vision Rates
Paid by Check
Paid by Draft
Employee
$ 8
$ 7
Employee/Spouse
$ 13
$ 12
Employee/Child
$ 14
$ 13
Family
$ 20
$ 19
4  Medicare Part A & B Participants
   
Post Retirement Health Benefit (PRHB) Supplemental Plan Monthly Benefit Rates
2017
2018
Participant on Medicare A & B (Enhanced Plan)
$ 387
$ 405.40
Spouse on Medicare A & B (Enhanced Plan)
$ 387
$ 405.40
Participant on Medicare A & B (Basic Plan)
$ 334
$ 350.01
Spouse on Medicare A & B (Basic Plan)
$ 334
$ 350.01
Effective 01/01/2016: AmWINS is the MSCUMC Third Party Administrator (TPA) that direct invoices the Post Retirement Health Benefits (PRHB) Medicare supplemental plan premiums.
1. 5% late charge if payment is not received by the 25th of the month
2. At the death of the clergy, surviving spouses who are on the plan may continue at the lower of the two rates prior to the clergy death.

Open Enrollment is during the month of October.  All enrollment and change forms must be received in our office by October 31. 

 

The 2017 Rates for the Active Plan are:

1  For Clergy appointed to local church    
Basic Plan (PPO)
Paid by Check
Paid by Draft
Employee Rate
$ 132
$ 129
Spouse under 65 Includes Employee
$ 607
$ 594
Dependents Includes Employee
$ 527
$ 515
Full Family Includes Employee
$ 805
$ 787
High Deductible Plan (HDHP)
Single Rate
$ 86
$ 84
Spouse under 65 Includes Employee
$ 498
$ 488
Dependents Includes Employee
$ 426
$ 416
Full Family Includes Employee
$ 662
$ 647
2  For eligible Clergy and laypersons employed by other non-mission share apportioned salary paying entities or clergy on leave status
Basic Plan (PPO)
Rate paid by Check
Rate paid by Draft
Employee Rate
$    814
$    811 
Spouse under 65 Includes Employee
$1, 289 
$1 ,276 
Dependents Includes Employee
$1 ,209
$1 ,197 
Full Family Includes Employee
$1 ,487
$1 ,469
High Deductible Plan (HDHP)
Single Rate
$    768
$    766
Spouse under 65 Includes Employee
$1 ,180
$1 ,170
Dependents Includes Employee
$1 ,108
$1 ,098
Full Family Includes Employee
$1 ,344
$1 ,329
3  ANCILLARY COVERAGES
(Must be enrolled in Conference health plan to be eligible for dental and vision coverage)
2017 Benefit Rates
2017 Benefit Rates
Dental Rates
Paid by Check
Paid by Draft
Employee
$ 35
$ 34
Employee + 1
$ 77
$ 75
Family
$ 109
$ 106
Vision Rates
Paid by Check
Paid by Draft
Employee
$ 8
$ 7
Employee/Spouse
$ 13
$ 12
Employee/Child
$ 14
$ 13
Family
$ 20
$ 19
4
Medicare Part A & B participants
 
Post Retirement Health Benefit (PRHB) Supplemental Plan Monthly Benefit Rates
2016
2017
Participant on Medicare A & B (Enhanced Plan)
$ 373
not available
Spouse on Medicare A & B (Enhanced Plan)
$ 373
not available
1. 5% late charge if payment is not received by the 25th of the month
2. At the death of the clergy, surviving spouses who are on the plan may continue at the lower of the two rates prior to the clergy death.
 

The following are the enrollment and Clergy forms for our medical plan, Blue Cross, and for our ancillary products, EyeMed and Delta Dental. The forms must be completed and faxed to 601-326-0568. You will be notified before the commencement date of the policy.

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Summary Benefits Coverage of the Standard Conference Employee Medical Benefits Plan

Summary Benefits Coverage of the High Deductible Conference Employee Medical Benefits Plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield - New Enrollee

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Change Form

Blue Cross Blue Shield Customer Service

Delta Dental

Delta Dental - Enrollment/Change Form

Delta Dental - Benefit Summary

Delta Dental Website

EyeMed

EyeMed - Enrollment/Change Form

EyeMed - Benefit Summary

EyeMed Website

Amazing Pace

Healthy You Reward
Conference health benefit participants: Download this form and take it with you to your physician's office this year during your annual physical exam. You then submit the form by mail, fax or email to be processed for the reward.  Click here to view and print the form>>

Wellness Program

All participants in the conference health insurance plan may participate in the Amazing Pace wellness program at no charge. Get moving and earn rewards! Click here to learn more>>

Web site
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Other Important Information

Draft Authorization Form

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

BCBS Creditable Coverage Letter

Notice to Retirees About Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice

Contact Sheila Owens, sowens@mississippi-umc.org or 769-243-7022 in the conference office for more information about the conference's insurance plan.