Benefits eligibility

Select benefits for your employees based on the following guidelines.

Benefits packages

Two benefits packages are available for ministers: Pastor's Participation and Minister's Choice. The following are eligibility guidelines for offering these packages.

Pastor's Participation

  • Required for all ministers in an installed position
  • Encouraged for ministers in non-installed positions who are regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week

Minister's Choice

  • Any minister who is not an installed pastor
  • Must be employed at least 20 hours or more per week

Plans and programs

Eligibility for ministers and employees varies by benefit. See chart below for hourly requirements.

Retirement Programs
Defined Benefit Pension Plan
Retirement Savings Plan
Financial Protection Programs
Death and Disability Plan
Term Life Plan
Temporary Disability Plan
Long-Term Disability Plan
Health Programs
Medical Plan
Dental Plan
Vision Eyewear Plan
Tax-Advantaged Accounts
Healthcare flexible spending account
Dependent care flexible spending account
Health savings account

red arrow  20 hours or more per week; no requirement for ministers in self-employed validated service   

red arrow  20 hours or more per week     

red arrow  No hourly work requirement   

red arrow  Requires participation in PC(USA) or other employer-sponsored plan