EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

This section contains compensation guidelines for clergy and lay employees. It is updated annually.

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Medical And Dental benefits, employer paid, are eligible to those working 30 + hours per week as a W-2 employee, excluding seasonal and temporary staff. Employees working 20+ hours per week but less than 30 hours are eligible but the employer is not required to pay the premiums.
  • Group Life Insurance is available to those working 20 + hours per week as a W-2 employee, excluding seasonal and temporary staff.
  • Short and Long Term Disability is available to those working 20 + hours per week as a W-2 employee, excluding seasonal and temporary staff.
  • Lay Retirement plan or pension fund contributions are available to those lay employees working 20 + hours per week (1,000 hours or more annually) as a W-2 employee excluding seasonal and temporary staff.
  • Clergy Pension Plan is available to an ordained Episcopal cleric, you automatically participate in the Clergy Pension Plan if you are compensated, regularly employed, expected to work five or more consecutive months for the same Episcopal employer, and your employer pays Assessments to CPF.

When hiring a new benefits-eligible employee, please complete the Request for Benefits form and return to Kathleen Hall.

Eligible new employees have 30 days in which to enroll in health benefits, Group Life and Disability benefits. After this period, underwriting may be required.

You may access information about your benefits at MyCPG. New employees and those who haven’t created an account can begin the process by clicking Create an Account.

Diocese of Washington’s Health Benefits Policy

This policy, concerning the Denominational Health Plan, ensures that the diocese and all of its congregations provide health insurance for eligible employees. View the policy.

About Your Health and Disability Benefits

Benefits are offered through The Episcopal Church Medical Trust. Options from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield and Kaiser Permanente are available. Dental benefits are provided through Cigna. For more information on a particular benefit follow the links below:

Additional Benefits

Group Life insurance is an optional benefit from Church Pension Group that may be offered through by the employer. Enrollment is required within the first 30 days of employment. Active clergy receive $150,000 of coverage through the payment of the pension assessment.

Short and Long-term Disability insurance is another optional benefit from Church Pension Group that may be offered through by the employer. Enrollment is required within the first 30 days of employment. Active clergy receive coverage through the payment of the pension assessment.

Resources, Forms & Publications

Pharmacy

Clergy

Lay

Dental

Clergy

Lay

Behavioral Health

Clergy

Lay

Vision

Clergy

Lay

Employee Assistance Program

Clergy

Lay

Health Advocate

Clergy

Lay

Travel

Clergy

Lay

Group Life Insurance

Clergy

Lay

Short Term Disability

Clergy

Lay

Long Term Disability

Clergy

Lay

Active Medical and Dental Enrollment Form

Beneficiary Designation Form: Life Insurance or Pension

Request to Cancel Employee Benefits

For more information about CPG and how they may help you and your family, please visit www.cpg.org.