Employer guidance

Our commitment to service excellence is a defining characteristic of what we do. We are honored to provide benefits — a call that we take seriously. Part of the value of partnering with the Board of Pensions can be found in the administrative resources and personalized service support we provide throughout the year.

The 2025 Benefits Plan, updated to better meet the needs of the changing Church, includes several benefits enhancements that provide even greater value. Learn about the 2025 Benefits Plan.

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Benefits management and invoicing through Benefits Connect

View your invoices easily and make your payments securely using Benefits Connect, our benefits management website.

You can also mail payments to:

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 13715
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3715

Benefits Connect can be used to select benefits for your employees and complete other administrative tasks quickly and at your convenience.

How to use Benefits Connect

Benefits considerations

Effective salary

Effective salary includes various types of compensation and/or reimbursements paid by employers to employees. Unique to the Board of Pensions, effective salary is not the same as the taxable income reported to the IRS or the Social Security Administration.

Benefits packages and dues incentive programs

We offer packages and programs that support the well-being of ministers and their families, as well as the long-term vitality of PC(USA) congregations. Pastor's Participation is a comprehensive benefits package for ministers, while Minister's Choice provides important financial protection for ministers who are not in installed positions. Benefits Grants for Organizing Pastors bring organizing pastors and evangelists into Pastor's Participation at reduced dues.

Benefits with no hourly work requirement

Employers can choose from several benefits options that have no hourly work requirements for employees to participate. Consider these options for both full- and part-time employees.


Administrative rules

These rules help guide employers in the administration of benefits.

Benefits Connect

Manage employee benefits using Benefits Connect.

Benefits documents

Find detailed information about benefits offerings in these documents.

Benefits notices

These important notices include legal information about benefits, HIPAA privacy practices and members' rights, and summaries of benefits and coverage. 


These online calculators assist employers in selecting and administering benefits for their employees. 


Use these forms to apply for, initiate, or change benefits.

Section 125 plan document

Employers must have a written plan document to legally deduct employee pretax contributions for healthcare and certain other types of benefits.


Use these toolkits to engage with and educate employees about benefits.

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EAP support for employers

Employers have access to no-cost management consultation services through the Employee Assistance Plan, administered by Cigna. The EAP provides assistance with workplace issues ranging from employee performance to natural disasters.

Learn about management consultations 

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We're here to help

Questions about benefits? The Board of Pensions is ready to assist you.

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