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For Brethren-Affiliated Employer Groups *

The Church of the Brethren Medical Plan, which began more than 50 years ago, currently offers groups the choice of four different medical plan options. The Brethren Medical Plan uses Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated networks. These Preferred Provider Organization and Qualified High Deductible Health plans feature a range of deductibles and premiums. Open enrollment for the Brethren Medical Plan occurs annually in accordance with the employer group’s specific renewal date.

For Medicare-Eligible Active Employees and Retirees

Medicare Supplement insurance is offered to all eligible church workers and spouses who have become eligible for Medicare. Employees and/or their spouses will need to apply for this insurance no later than six months following their Medicare eligibility. Widows or widowers of Church of the Brethren employees may also apply within six months of their Medicare eligibility.

HSA Contribution and 
Out-of-pocket-Limits
2021 2020
Self-only Family Self-only Family
Annual Contribution Limit $3,600 $7,200 $3,550 $7,100
HDHP Minium Deductible $1,400 $2,800 $1,400 $2,800
HDHP Maximum Deductible $7,000 $14,000 $6,900 $13,800
Catch-Up Contribution $1,000 $1,000

* Is Brethren Medical Plan coverage available

for pastors or church workers?

While Brethren Insurance Services offers an array of ancillary insurance products to Church of the Brethren pastors and employees who work 20 hours a week or more, Annual Conference delegates discontinued Brethren Medical Plan coverage for the Ministers’ Group in 2007. Today, medical coverage through Brethren Medical Plan is only available to Brethren-affiliated employer groups.

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Brethren Benefit Trust provides retirement benefits, health and welfare benefits, asset management, and financial advocacy to pastors, employees, and members of the greater Church of the Brethren community.

Since it began as the Pension Board in 1943, BBT has been called to serve its members and clients, and we are thankful for that opportunity.