Schedule set for health benefits forums


Thirteen forums have been scheduled for this spring to inform Mississippi Conference clergy about health insurance issues that will come before the Annual Conference in June.

The first sessions are set for March 20 and the final event is planned for April 6.

“This year there will be very few changes,” said David Stotts, conference benefits officer. “Although the changes are small in number, there are some significant coverage changes that will be beneficial to everyone. The active clergy will be more affected than the retirees. For that reason, I highly encourage all active and retiree participants and their covered spouses to attend.”

In response to a request by the Clergy Spouses organization, more evening meetings have been scheduled.

The new Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP) that goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2007 will be discussed. “Because of its impact on the retirement plan and the apportionments, I encourage everyone to attend to hear that discussion,” Stotts said.

The meeting dates, times and places:

March 20 — 10 a.m., McComb Centenary; 2 p.m. Jackson Anderson; 6:30 p.m. Brandon First.

March 23 — 10 a.m., Hattiesburg Parkway Heights; 2 p.m. Gulfport Gateway; 6:30 p.m. Wiggins First.

March 27 — 6:30 p.m., Winona Haven.

April 4 — 10 a.m. Senatobia First; 2 p.m. Oxford-University; 6:30 p.m. New Albany First.

April 5 — 10 a.m. Tupelo St. Paul; 2 p.m. Meridian District office.

April 6 — 6:30 p.m. Starkville Aldersgate.