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)
Contact Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welfare Plan Eligibility
Clergy from the Michigan Conference may contact Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Human Resources, at email@example.com 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.