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Welfare Plans


Death benefits, long-term disability income replacement, and certain other survivor benefits for eligible clergy and their families are provided by the Michigan Conference through Wespath’s Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP).

CPP is an Internal Revenue Code 414(e) "church plan" and is self-insured and funded by plan sponsor contributions.

Some of the benefits of CPP are:

  • Death benefits (active or retired participants, spouse, surviving spouse, dependent children)
  • Supplemental benefits for surviving spouses
  • Educational benefits for surviving dependent children (restrictions apply)
  • Long-term disability (LTD) benefits
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Voluntary Transition Program (ends December 31, 2020)

Click here to learn more about Wespath’s Comprehensive Protection Plan.
Click here for the CPP summary plan description.

Contact Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Human Resources at [email protected].

Welfare Plan Eligibility

CPP Eligibility
Clergy from the Michigan Conference may contact Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Human Resources, at [email protected] to learn more about their eligibility for Wespath’s Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP).

Clergy appointed full time or ¾ time to an eligible Episcopal appointment within the annual conference are eligible for enrollment in CPP.

The Michigan Conference