Employee benefits

  • Health Insurance Plan Selection Sheet

    2021 Plan Comparison Chart

    2021 HSA Fact Sheet

    2021 RATES




    Anthem BSCBS Bluecard MSP PPO 100** $853 $1535 $2388
    Anthem BCBS BlueCard MSP PPO 80** $719 $1294 $2013
    Anthem BCBS BlueCard MSP PPO 90** $792 $1426 $2218
    Anthem BCBS BlueCard PPO 100 $1127 $2029 $3156
    Anthem BCBS BlueCard PPO 80 $950 $1710 $2660
    Anthem BCBS BlueCard PPO 90 $1043 $1877 $2920
    Anthem BCBS CDHP-15/HSA
    (2020 HSA contribution for single coverage = $2,000)
    $859 $1546 $2405
    Anthem BCBS CDHP-20/HSA
    (2020 HSA contribution for single coverage = $2,000)
    $761 $1370 $2131
    Cigna CDHP-20/HSA
    (2020 HSA contribution for single coverage = $2,000)
    $761 $1370 $2131
    Cigna Open Access Plus CDHP-15/HSA
    (2020 HSA contribution for single coverage = $2,000)
    $859 $1546 $2405
    Cigna Open Access Plus MSP PPO 100** $853 $1535 $2388
    Cigna Open Access Plus MSP PPO 80** $719 $1294 $2013
    Cigna Open Access Plus MSP PPO 90** $792 $1426 $2218
    Cigna Open Access Plus PPO 100 $1127 $2029 $3156
    Cigna Open Access Plus PPO 80 $950 $1710 $2660
    Cigna Open Access Plus PPO 90 $1043 $1877 $2920
    EAP $4 $4 $4

    ** Offered to Medicare eligible employees only under the Medicare Supplemental Programs or MSP





    Basic Dental 50/150 $52 $94 $146
    Dent & Ortho 25/75 $71 $128 $199
  • As part of The Episcopal Church, we provide a pension plan for any lay employee, who is 18 years or older and working 1,000 hours per year. The pension plan incorporates a death benefit and upon reaching the normal retirement date of age 65 provides benefits in the form of a monthly annuity of 1% of final monthly compensation for each year of service. The Lay Pension Plan can be either a Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution Plan (similar to an IRA). Up to 9% of the employee’s salary will be contributed at no cost to the staff member (depending on selections by the employee).

    What you need to know

    • ALL lay employees scheduled to work a minimum of 1,000 hours annually and whose Diocese, Parish, Mission of other ecclesiastical organization or body is subject to the authority of the Church(1) must be enrolled in one of the Lay Employee Pension Plans(2) offered by the Church Pension Fund by the calendar year beginning January 1, 2013.
    • Congregations and schools that currently do not have lay employees or whose lay employees are not schedule to work a minimum of 1,000 hours annually, and do not wish to adopt a lay employee pension plan at this time, are asked to complete and forward the Church Pension Fund’s “Acknowledgement Form” no later than January 1, 2013 (3).
    • If a school’s contribution to employee pensions are above the minimum required contribution or match percentage for any one year, the school may not lower its contribution or match. Schools must adopt either a TIAA-CREF sponsored pension plan or a Church Pension Fund sponsored lay pension plan by January 1, 2013.
    • If a diocese has determined that a school serving children of any age is subject to the authority of the Church, the school has until January 1, 2018 to achieve the full employer base and matching contributions for defined contribution plans.(4)


    1. While this phrase has existed in the Constitution & Canons of the Episcopal Church since 1914, the final determination as to whether or not a specific organization is subject to the authority of the Church will be made by each diocese.  Relative questions can be found at Church Pension (CPG) website here.
    2. There are two such plans: A Defined Benefit Plan and a Defined Contribution Plan.  The Defined Contribution Plan requires employers to contribute a base percentage (5%) on an employee’s compensation plus a dollar‐for‐dollar matching contribution to an account that is held in the employee’s name. Employees must contribute to their accounts to trigger their employer ‘s matching contribution. The Defined Benefit Plan (“The Episcopal Church Lay Employees’ Retirement Plan”) requires employers to pay an assessment to the Church Pension Fund that is based on a percentage – currently 9% ‐ of the employee’s compensation. No employee contributions can be made to this Plan.
    3. Text of D042 is available at http://www.generalconvention/gc/resolutions ‐ Click on C042
  • Medical/dental benefits

    Getting the Most from Your Healthcare Benefits

    Lay Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Clergy Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    2020 HSA Fact Sheet

    2021 HSA Fact Sheet

    Denominational Health Plan Annual Report 2019

    Denominational Health Plan Policy

    DHP Canon, Resolutions A177 and B026

    Lay Employee Pension Plan Acknowledgement Letter

    Disability insurance

    Zurich Income Protection Benefits

    Zurich Long Term Disability FAQs

    Zurich Short Term Disability

    Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Selection Form

    Enrollment/termination form Employer-Paid Disability Coverage

    Enrollment/termination form Employee-Paid Disability Coverage

    Evidence of Insurability application

Need help?

Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Angela Byrd

Contact Employee Benefits Administrator Angela Byrd at abyrd@diosohio.org or 800.582.1712 ext. 127