Standards and Health Insurance Plan Offerings for 2021

The diocese has created the Standards and Plan Offerings for 2021 that explains lay and clergy medical and dental insurance, as well as pension benefits. View that information online below or download a PDF version.

The diocese will offer three Medical Trust Health Insurance plans in 2021:

Name Employee-only coverage Family coverage
Blue Cross Consumer Directed plan with HSA funding $10,240 $22,562
Blue Cross PPO 80/50 $9,768 $22,464
Blue Cross PPO 90/50 $10,788 $24,816

The diocesan minimum standard is that the employer pays the first $9,000 in insurance costs for employee-only coverage. Employees pay the difference for the plan that they choose, unless that local congregation has established a higher benefit that is available to all qualified employees, lay and ordained. For example, the standard in the diocesan office for its employees is that the office pays $9,000 toward the cost of employee-only coverage, or $15,400 toward the cost of family medical coverage, provided that coverage is under an Episcopal Church Medical Trust plan.

This diocese has an annual enrollment period in which employees already insured by the Episcopal Church Medical Trust go online and confirm the insurance coverage they wish to receive in 2021. The dates for 2020 are Oct. 28–Nov. 18.

Employees not already covered by Medical Trust plans must enroll through the diocesan office before December 24, 2020. For new enrollments, it is essential for employee data to have been entered in the church’s online Employee Roster (ER), a Church Pension Group database administered via your own church portal by someone authorized by your clergy or vestry. New insurance enrollments are not allowed for any employee without an existing ER record. For more information, contact Mary Jane Hodges at mjhodges@episcopalarkansas.org.


For Assistance

For more information on benefits for current employees or to enroll new employees contact Mary Jane Hodges at 501-372-2168 ext. 3 or mjhodges@episcopalarkansas.org.

For information on plan design, tax, and reporting information, contact Mary Jane Hodges at 501-372-2168 ext. 3 or mjhodges@episcopalarkansas.org.

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